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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

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson is on hand as Miller's wife, Helen, who learns the value of patience when Glenn spends his wedding night jamming with Gene Krupa and Louis Armstrong. Given an officer's commission during World War II, Miller helms the swingin'est military band ever heard. In December of 1944, a plane carrying Miller disappears while flying over the English Channel. In memoriam, radio stations all over the world suspend their regular broadcasts to play such Miller standards as "Moonlight Serenade," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," and "Little Brown Jug." Many of Miller's contemporaries, including his first big-time boss, Ben Pollack, appear as themselves. The success of The Glenn Miller Story inspired Universal to give the go-ahead for another musical biopic, 1956's The Benny Goodman Story, with Steve Allen in the title role.


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Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2018
UPC: 0826663191738
Original Release: 1954
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 16,745

Special Features

Audio commentary with film historian Jim Hemphill; Alternate cut of The Glenn Miller Story from Universal's 1985 reissue of the film; Theatrical trailer

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

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