What Really Happened On The Set Of “The Sound Of Music”

The Nazi Lover Plot Isn’t Real

In the movie The Sound of Music, Liesl, the oldest von Trapp daughter, falls in love with a Nazi soldier who tries to rat out her family. This subplot was created for the film for dramatic effect. Liesl never fell in love with a Nazi in real life. In fact, the eldest von Trapp child wasn’t a girl at all.

The real eldest von Trapp child was a boy named Rupert. When the movie first hit theatres, Rupert was already a 54-year-old physician living in Vermont.