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Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 29 August 1941 (USA)
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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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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Comedy | Music | Romance

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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 Hello London (1960), was not released in the U.S. See more »

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

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Soundtracks

In the Mood
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Joe Garland
Arranged by Eddie Durham
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Tenor Sax Battle between Tex Beneke and Al Klink
Hot Trumpet Solo by Billy May
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Entertaining, funny, and light romance
7 January 2002 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

What a simply fantastic movie. A chance to see Glenn Miller and his orchestra and Sonja Heine both in their prime. The music is all toe-stepping and the dance routines keep you enthralled. Plus you get to see Sonja who was considered the best skater at the time. A movie that is both entertaining and gives you a chance to look back in time to see some truly great entertainers. This would best be described as a light, romantic comedy and it does have it moments. John Payne comes close to slapstick when he tries to sleep in two chairs. Milton Berle uses his time on the screen to great advantage. If this had been in color the scenes actually filmed in Sun Valley would have really been spectacular. Even in black and white the grandeur comes through. This one can be seen many times.


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