The Glenn Miller Story (1954) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Anthony Mann and produced by Aaron Rosenberg.
Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Scoring||Joseph Gershenson, Henry Mancini||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Valentine Davies, Oscar Brodney||Nominated|
Musical Monday: The Glenn Miller Story (1954)on Jan 11, 2021 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: The Glenn Miller Story?(1954... Read full article
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Glenn Miller: Alright, alright, let's have the five saxes right in there...
Si Schribman: *Five* saxes?
Glenn Miller: And the trombones, right on the left here, over there, right in there, and the four trumpets right behind them...
Si Schribman: Four Trombones and Four Trumpets! When they get playing, what's gonna hold the roof on?
Sy's Assistant: He's trying five saxes with a trumpet lead.
Si Schribman: Maybe it's good and maybe it ain't, but it's radical!
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Among those attending the premiere of the film was Glenn Miller's mother, who thought the film good enough, but opined that her son was better-looking than James Stewart.
The mystery of Glenn Miller's disappearance may have been resolved in recent years by the discovery of a RAF pilot's flight log. He was part of a flight returning from an aborted bombing raid that was ordered to drop their used bombs over the Channel. A small plane was observed straying into their path and was destroyed. That plane is now believed to be Miller's.
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