The Glenn Miller Story

The Glenn Miller Story

James Stewart
Director: Anthony Mann Cast: James Stewart
James Stewart
, June Allyson
June Allyson
, Charles Drake
Charles Drake
Anthony Mann

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Anthony Mann's The Glenn Miller Story, starring James Stewart, was one of Universal's big "money" pictures of the 1950s, right up there with Joseph Pevney's Away All Boats and Tammy, and it has been well preserved in general and well presented on this DVD. The film has been transferred in the correct non-anamorphic aspect ratio of 1.85:1, in about as sharp an image and bright colors as any Universal title of the era. There's a little instability at 16 minutes into the movie, in the close-up shots of June Allyson, but otherwise the disc is quite beautiful, and the audio is excellent, the band sequences having a full, rich sound. The film has been given a reasonably generous 20 chapters, accessible through an easy-to-use menu and adequate for the nearly two-hour running time, but there are no extras or bonus features, which is a disappointment. One would have hoped, perhaps, that Universal and Fox could have come up with a cross-promotion, using this DVD to promote the two movies that Miller made at Fox (which aren't even out as of 2005), and vice versa, for Fox's promotion of this disc; and newsreel footage of and concerning Miller does exist. Due to all of that -- in addition to the fact that The Glenn Miller Story is another collaboration between Stewart and Mann, who made a brace of notable movies together in the Western genre -- a commentary track is not only called for, but practically begged for.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2003
UPC: 0025192263521
Original Release: 1954
Rating: G
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 1,804

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Stewart Glenn Miller
June Allyson Helen Burger Miller
Charles Drake Don Haynes
George Tobias Si Schribman
Henry Morgan Chummy MacGregor
Frances Langford Frances Langford
Barton MacLane Gen. Arnold
Louis Armstrong Himself
Gene Krupa Gene Krupa
Ben Pollack Ben Pollack
Marion Ross Polly Haynes
Irving Bacon Mr. Miller
Kathleen Lockhart Mrs. Miller
Phil Garris Joe Becker
James Bell Mr. Burger
Katherine Warren Mrs. Burger
Barney Bigard Clarinet
William Challee Sergeant
Cozy Cole Drums
Robert Davis Boy
Hal K. Dawson Used Car Salesman
Lisa Gaye Bobby-Soxer
Ruth Hampton Girl Singer
Harry Harvey Doctor
Dayton Lummis Col. Spaulding
Modernaires Themselves
Leo Mostovoy Schillinger
Marty Napoleon Piano
Damian O'Flynn Col. Baker
Gaylord "Steve" Pendleton Lt. Col. Baessell
Dick Ryan Garage Man
Archie Savage Actor
Arvell Shaw Bass
Anthony Sydes Herbert
Nino Tempo Wilbur Schwartz
Carleton Young Adjutant General
Trummy Young Trombone
Carl Vernell Music Cutter
Bonnie Kay Eddy Irene
Sig Rumann Mr. Kranz
Paula Kelly Uncredited

Technical Credits
Anthony Mann Director
Oscar Brodney Screenwriter
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Valentine Davies Screenwriter
Joseph E. Gershenson Score Composer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Aaron Rosenberg Producer
Russell Schoengarth Editor
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Herman Stein Score Composer
Kenneth Williams Choreography

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [1:35]
2. The Aspiring Arranger [8:56]
3. Glenn's Girl [8:55]
4. My Own Kind of Music [7:39]
5. Long-Distance Proposal [6:37]
6. Jamming With Louis [8:46]
7. Keep on Trying [4:55]
8. The New Band [4:43]
9. Bad Luck [9:10]
10. The Glenn Miller Sound [7:58]
11. String of Pearls [3:10]
12. The New Addition [4:51]
13. Pennsylvania 6-5000 [4:40]
14. Tuxedo Junction [4:28]
15. Captain Miller [9:00]
16. Miller's American Band [5:10]
17. Chattanooga Choo Choo [5:59]
18. The Last Fight [2:37]
19. His Music Lives On [4:21]
20. End Credits [:18]

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