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Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

Passed  -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  29 August 1941 (USA)
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When Phil Corey's band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice show as a substitute.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Karen Benson
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Ted Scott
Glenn Miller ...
Phil Corey
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Jerome K. 'Nifty' Allen
Lynn Bari ...
Vivian Dawn
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Miss Carstairs
The Nicholas Brothers ...
Dance Tean
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Specialty Act
William B. Davidson ...
Jack Murray (as William Davidson)
Almira Sessions ...
Nurse
Mel Ruick ...
Jimmy Norton
Forbes Murray ...
Lido Terrace Headwaiter
Ralph Dunn ...
Ellis Island Customs Officer
Chester Clute ...
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Storyline

A publicity stunt for the Dartmouth Troubadours band gets complicated when the Norwegian refugee their pianist Ted Scott has announced he will be taking in turns out to be fully grown Karen Benson. When his girlfriend realises that Karen and Ted are spending an awful lot of time together on the ski slopes at the band's venue, things start to turn very frosty. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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ONE OF YOUR ALL-TIME MUSICAL HIGHS! (1964 re-release poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

29 August 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adoptiertes Glück  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Heard twice in the background, "At Last" (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Mack Gordon) did not receive an on-screen performance, the footage having been cut. In Glenn Miller's follow-up movie, Orchestra Wives (1942), the lush ballad (which became a standard) was sung by Lynn Bari (dubbed by Pat Friday) and Ray Eberle, who were backed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra featuring Bobby Hackett (playing trumpet for George Montgomery). See more »

Goofs

(at around 19 mins) Ted Scott opens a door and we briefly see the wall of a completely different room outside to the room featured in the next shot. See more »

Connections

Referenced in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
Played as part of the score when Milton Berle skis erratically down the slopes
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Forget the skating; this is Sonja Henie at her sensual best!
4 April 2003 | by (Blue Mountains, Australia) – See all my reviews

John Payne, one of those often underated actors who turn up with regularity in the 1940s, makes a good partner for the sensuous Sonja Henie in this entertaining big band romp in the snow. I've lost count of the number of times I've watched this movie but still delight in the sight and sound of the race down the mountain and of course the brilliant Nicholas Brothers. A good supporting cast and faultless production values makes this movie one to remember.


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