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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.
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The Music Man is rated Not Rated
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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 hawkers plan to grab the cash and run backfires when he falls in love with the local librarian.
Man is kicked off of train because of his dishonest reputation. Man lies repeatedly. Firework explodes and scares woman. Man angrily pushes at woman. A group of angry citizens chases man.
Sexual Content: B+\
Man tries to make advances on woman. Women decry the effects of smutty books on her community. Man warns people about the ills of fast women, falling moral standards and ragtime music. Boy kisses girl on cheek. Man makes reference about women losing virtue. Man uses derogatory name for woman. Couples kiss on at least three occasions.
At least: 9 terms of deity used as an expletive, as well as teen-agers using a phrase that sounds like a term of deity, and name-calling.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A\
Man plans to swindle people out of their money. Women spread gossip about fellow citizen.
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For other family friendly musicals, check out the award-winning The Sound of Music about a young governess sent in to care for seven children and Singin’ In the Rain about Hollywood’s transformation from silent films to soundstages. Children On Their Birthdays also features a traveling con artist.