The unemployed trombone player Glenn Miller is always broken, chasing his sound to form his band and hocking his instrument in the pawn house to survive. When his friend Chummy MacGregor is hired to play in the band of Ben Pollack, the band-leader listens to one Glenn's composition and invites him to join his band. While traveling to New York, Glenn visits his former girlfriend Helen Berger, in Boulder, Colorado, and asks her to wait for him. Two years later he quits the band and proposes Helen that moves to New York to marry him. After the success of "Moonlight Serenade", Glenn Miller's band becomes worldwide known and Glenn and Helen and their two children have a very comfortable life. Duting the World War II, Glenn enlists in the army and travels to Europe to increase the moral of the allied troops. In the Christmas of 1944, he travels from London to Paris for a concert to be broadcast; however his plane is never found in the tragic flight.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The on screen chemistry between Jimmy Stewart in June Allyson was so tremendous, that Universal International had the duo make three movies together between 1949 and 1955. The movies were The Stratton Story, The Glenn Miller Story and Strategic Air Command.. See more »
When confronted by the Commandant of Cadets about playing jazz marches, Miller was neither sheepishly deferential nor was he "rescued" by another officer whose children were fans. According to biographer George T. Simon, when the Commandant said Sousa's marches had served the Army just fine in WWI, Miller's response was "Major, are you still flying the same planes you did in the last war?" See more »
Were Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson made for the movie,or what?!
Great movie,lovely music!One of those movies that make you feel good all over,with a beautiful blend if wit,emotion and the Blues!What is even more impressive is the use of African American actors,considering the movie was made in 1954.The Jimmy and June combination evokes the chemistry of a Kate and Spencer movie.A true classic in every way,I'd watch it again in a heartbeat!
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