The Music Man

The Music Man

  • 1962
  • Musical comedy
  • USA
When Harold Hill (Robert Preston), a traveling con man, arrives in River City, he convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as soon as he receives the money. Librarian Marian Paroo (Shirley Jones) suspects Harold is a fraud, but holds her tongue since her moody brother, Winthrop (Ronny Howard), is excited about the band. As Harold begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping town.


Harold Hill
Marian Paroo
Marcellus Washburn
Mrs. Paroo
Winthrop Paroo
Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn
Mayor George Shinn
Tommy Djilas
Charlie Cowell
Constable Locke
Mrs. Squires
Avis Grubb
Harry Joseph (uncredited)
Lester Lonnergan (uncredited)
Oscar Jackson (uncredited)


Morton DaCosta Director, Producer
Meredith Willson Non-Original Music, Writer (Play)
Franklin Lacey Writer (Story)
Joel Freeman Associate Producer
Robert Burks Cinematographer
William H. Ziegler Film Editor
Hoyt Bowers Casting
Paul Groesse Art Direction
George James Hopkins Set Decoration
Dorothy Jeakins Costume Designer