In this classic best picture winner, a young nun named Maria is sent to live with an old sea captain with seven children. She quickly earns the children's trust and warms the heart of the stodgy captain through music.
Maria: I'd like to thank each and every one of you for the precious gift you left in my pocket today. Captain von Trapp: Um, what gift? Maria: It's meant to be a secret, Captain, between the children and me. Captain von Trapp: Uh-huh. Then I suggest that you keep it, and let us eat. Maria: Knowing how nervous I must have been, a stranger in a new household, knowing how important it was for me to feel accepted. It was so kind and thoughtful of you to make my first moments here so warm and happy and... pleasant. [All the while, the children look guilty. Marta starts to cry] Captain von Trapp: What is the matter, Marta? Marta: Nothing. [Louisa, Brigitta and Gretl join in, while Liesl, Friedrich and Kurt continue to look guilty] Captain von Trapp: Uh, FrÃ¤ulein... is it to be at every meal, or merely at dinnertime, that you, uh, intend leading us all through this rare and wonderful new world of... indigestion? Maria: Oh, they're all right, Captain. They're just happy. [All of the girls, except Liesl, continue to cry out of guilt]