Some kissing scenes, but no sex or nudity, although all during the first half, Harold Hill treats Marian as if he were trying to seduce her. The most explicit he gets is when he says “Maiden lady librarians who give piano lessons are a specialty of mine…I’ll back her into a corner and breathe on her glasses.”
The gossipy townswomen believe that Marian once had an affair with Mr. Madison, a philanthropist who never appears in the film. He was her father’s best friend.
The song “The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl” contains a few suggestive lines (“I prefer to take a chance on a more adult romance, no dewy young miss who keeps resisting” “How can ignorance be compared to bliss?” “I pray for a Hester to win just one more A.” “I rave for the virtue I’m too late to save” “I grin when the gal with a touch of sin walks in” etc.) A couple mild gestures are also made (light thrusting movements, motioning the curves of a female).
In one scene, Charlie tells Marian that Professor Hill has a girl in all 102 counties in Iowa.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


I’ve always been interested in the background of this film. I checked it on the Internet. The hero is a traveling salesman. The door-to-door salesman has a long history in the United States. Since the 19th century, there have been hawkers selling all kinds of products. It has developed into a very mature industry in the 20th century. As shown in the film, after the great development of railways, Travel salesmen began to use this convenient tool to expand their “territory”. They were used to or liked the life of traveling around, taking the train with accommodation, and the places covered by the railway were all the targets they wanted to conquer. The salesman industry mainly relies on talking. The masters can sell things people don’t need and are regarded as gods by the whole practitioners. Our hero is such a master. At the beginning of the film, he tells the “miracle” of the actor through an interesting song and dance, which leads to the appearance of the hero, It is such a pitiful and glib salesman who is regarded as a “God Man” by his peers. He is a closed, dull and indifferent town in Iowa. At the same time, he has a traditional vigilance towards the salesmen. Can his sales succeed? At the same time, he sells musical instruments that are not practical. The suspense of the story begins, and of course, the ending is happy.

The film is adapted from Broadway opera. In showing the opera scene, the lively and humorous plot is very relaxed when watching the film. Sometimes lies are not necessarily harmful and can bring happiness. Is it not “white lies” to liberate the body and mind?

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