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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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Ted Scott
Glenn Miller ...
Phil Corey
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Nifty Allen
Lynn Bari ...
Vivian Dawn
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Miss Carstairs
The Nicholas Brothers ...
Specialty (as Nicholas Brothers)
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William B. Davidson ...
Murray (as William Davidson)
Almira Sessions ...
Nurse
Mel Ruick ...
Band Leader
Ralph Dunn ...
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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SERENADE...IS STILL THE SOMETHING SPECIAL IN MUSICAL JOY! (1964 re-release poster-all caps)) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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29 August 1941 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

This film was Sonja Henie's last substantial box-office hit. Her remaining four Hollywood vehicles, Iceland (1942), Wintertime (1943), It's a Pleasure (1945) and The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948), would have diminished financial returns. Miss Henie's final feature, the British-made London Calling (1958), was not released in the U.S. See more »

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At Ellis Island, when the couple picks up their refugee, the little boys says "God dag" but his lips say "Hello". See more »

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Soundtracks

Moonlight Serenade
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Glenn Miller
Performed as instrumental by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
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Forerunner of the Music Video
27 February 1999 | by (Independence, Missouri) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie if you like the big band sound. The story line is quite simple, 2 girls vying for the attention of 1 boy. Some of it is filmed on location in Sun Valley, Idaho about 1940.

The movie is filled with big band music, featuring Glenn Miller and his band. The big number is Chattanooga Choo-Choo and includes a dance number by the Nicholas Brothers. Seeing Milton Berle and Joan Davis as youngsters is very enjoyable.

I was not born until many years after this movie was made, but I find it nostalgic anyway. It has a lot more music as well and a lot of skating by Sonja Henie.

I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the big band sound.


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