Robert Preston will always be the definitive "Music Man" to me. He delivers the performance that can't be matched both on this disc and for many years in the Broadway musical. Shirley Jones is wonderful as the librarian and Ron Howard is at his "Opie" cutest in this film. You can't help but feel patriotic during the "76 Trombones" number. The showstopper is of course, "Big Trouble (in River City)." You'll be humming these tunes for hours after each viewing. Plus, Buddy Hackett does some fun numbers for your added enjoyment. This is a great patriotic family movie. This movie is to the 4th of July what "It's a Wonderful Life" is to Christmas! Highly recommended.