The Music Man
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A hit Broadway musical in 1957 and an equally successful Hollywood film in 1962, Meredith Willson's +The Music Man was again brought before the cameras in this lavish made-for-TV adaptation. Standing in for the original's Robert Preston is Matthew Broderick as "Professor" Harold Hill, a glib traveling salesman who descends upon the town of River City, IA, in the weeks just prior to the Fourth of July celebration of 1912. Persuading the populace that the youth of River City is in great danger of being corrupted by the presence of a new pool table, Hill convinces them that… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fun and tuneful, but not up to Robert Preston original. Still, Broderick is very good."
‑ Steve Crum,
"...never quite becomes as accessible as one would imagine it's meant to be."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Prof. Harold Hill may believe the "think" system will teach his..."band" to play. But no amount of brainpower could make...this Music Man ...anything but derivative."
‑ Bill Gibron,
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