This film is based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name by Meredith Willson.
In an episode of the TV series Happy Days (1974), Howard and Marion Cunningham are coming out of a movie theater; they pause in the lobby and look at the poster for "The Music Man". Marion comments how much the little boy in the movie (Winthrop) "looks so much like Richie did when he was little". Both Winthrop and Richie were played by Ron Howard.
Meredith Willson earned more off The Beatles' version of his song "Till There Was You" than he did off the play and the movie combined.
The Music Man 1962
19 Jun 1962 ● English ● 2 hrs 31 mins
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