Maria, a postulant in a Salzburg Abbey, is
her religious duties by the majestic Alpine landscape and her restless,
passionate spirit. The mother abbess, believing that maria's buoyant
may be incompatible with monastic life, wisely sends her away to
her true calling.
Maria is to be the governess for the von Trapp
brood of seven children helmed by captain von Trapp, a widowed naval
who educates his children with military discipline. While the children
behave well before their father, once out of his sight they are incorrigible
pranksters, determined to make their governess miserable. Maria quickly
learns that she is merely the latest in a long line of governesses
away by the children's antics.
Ignoring the Captain's prescriptiions for stern
Maria wins the childre ove with her natural warmth and kindness.