Music Man, The
The Music Man, the joyful film of the 1,375-perfromance Broadway smash, remains an irresistible skyburst of Americana. Robert Preston recreates his Tony-winning Broadway triumph as con artist Harold Hill, arriving in River City, Iowa, to form a boys band, much to the disapproval...and later delight of town librarian Marian Paroo. Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford and 7-year-old Ron Howard co-star. Meredith Wilson's sassy, brassy score, is orchestrated to Oscar-Winning effect by Ray Heindorf.