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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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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 ...
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Mel Ruick ...
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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 August 1941 (USA)  »

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Adoptiertes Glück  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sonja Henie wanted to have three ice skating production numbers, but only two were finished and included in the film. Darryl F. Zanuck would only allow a third if Henie would pay the production costs for it, which she refused. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Edited into Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Serenade
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Glenn Miller
Performed as instrumental by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
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Great Fun
25 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caught this one on AMC before it went commercial. What a warm, family film. While I have never seen another Sonje Henie movie, I found her to be irresistible. It was also great to see John Payne playing the light comedic leading man. Of course, the music of Glenn Miller would be the highlight of any movie. The version of I Know Why (and So Do You) contained in the film is quite different from the versions you hear on Glenn Miller compilations and in my opinion is much better. (This version is also the one used in the 90's film Memphis Belle). Add great skating sequences, musical interludes, and wonderful locations and you have a fun-filled way to spend an afternoon.


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