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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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SERENADE...IS STILL THE SOMETHING SPECIAL IN MUSICAL JOY! (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

"The World Is Waiting to Waltz Again" by Warren and Dubin, was recorded by John Payne, but not used in the film, as was another number, "I'm Lena, the Ballerina" recorded and filmed by Joan Davis. 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

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

Soundtracks

Chattanooga Choo Choo
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyric by Mack Gordon
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Sung by Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly, and The Modernaires, then danced and sung by The Nicholas Brothers and Dorothy Dandridge
Copyright 1941
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Great film with great music
10 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great film from long ago. I have long been a Glenn Miller fan and was pleased to find out the my 8 and 10 year old kids love this film and the music also. Sun Valley was around 3 years old at the time of filming and watching the film really makes you yearn to be a part of the way things used to be. Even immigration is covered as the band goes to Ellis Island to pick up the "little" refugee.

Chattanooga choo choo was featured in the film and many not know that it was the very first gold record, the first million seller. A classic film I would recommend to all, young and old. Kick back and listen to the way music used to be in the golden age.


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