The True Story: The real Von Trapp family first welcomed Maria into their home as a teacher to one of the children who was recovering from scarlet fever. When they fled the Nazis, they left by train – not by galumphing over a Swiss mountain.
Most Insane Moment: The entire film is a retina-sizzling explosion of musical moments, though the random Nazi chase through the monastery is pretty out there.
You Couldn't Make It Up. Oh Wait, They Did: In real life there were 10 Von Trapp children, while Maria herself only married George because she loved the children – not him.