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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

The Music Man

The Music Man
May 5, 2019 - 11:00 am

The Music Man  (1962)

Based on one of Broadway's biggest hits of the 1950s, The Music Man tells the story of a traveling con man who convinces small-town locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. Intending to flee as soon as he receives the money, things get complicated when the con man falls for the skeptical local librarian. Featuring gorgeous dance numbers and glorious songs, this Academy Award nominee for Best Picture is a slice of Americana and a love story all in one.

35mm, color, 151 min. Director: Morton DaCosta. Screenwriter: Marion Hargrove. Cast: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett.

Recommended for ages 6+

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