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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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Nifty Allen
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Miss Carstairs
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Murray (as William Davidson)
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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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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 »

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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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The Farmer in the Dell
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Traditional
Played by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra at Ellis Island
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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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