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Still shot from the movie: The Music Man.

The Music Man

A fast-talking con artist comes into town with a plan to form a boys' band and get out of town with the money. Suddenly the town is brought alive in anticipation of the event. But the hawker's plan to grab the cash and run backfires when he falls in love with the local librarian. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
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MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

When Harold Hill rolls into town, he is quick to point out problems in town. What tactics did he use to convince the people that they needed to have a boys’ band? How does a skillful salesman create a need in customers (whether it really exists or not)? How do advertisers encourage consumers to buy now?

Why did Marian hesitate to expose the Professor? How did the anticipation of forming a band change the attitudes of the local residents? Does planning for something often equal or exceed the actual event?

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