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.
Director: Morton DaCosta
Producer: Morton DaCosta and Joel Freeman
Cast: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Pert Kelton, Ronny Howard, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Timmy Everett, Harry Hickox, Charles Lane, Mary Wickes, Monique Vermont, Jesslyn Fax, Ray Kellogg, William Fawcett and Rance Howard