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:
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Alright, alright, let's have the five saxes right in there...
And the trombones, right on the left here, over there, right in there, and the four trumpets right behind them...
Four Trombones and Four Trumpets! When they get playing, what's gonna hold the roof on?
He's trying five saxes with a trumpet lead.
Maybe it's good and maybe it ain't, but it's radical!
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Decca's 10-inch, eight-track soundtrack LP, ascending to number one on the "Billboard" album chart in March 1954, omitted the teaming of Frances Langford
(in her last film) with The Modernaires
(in their last picture) on the classic train song, "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (music by Harry Warren
, lyrics by Mack Gordon
). The audio has been restored on an import CD of the soundtrack, courtesy of the Pid label. In connection with the film's release, Coral Records, a Decca subsidiary, had The Modernaires
record two medleys of Glenn Miller
hits, released on both sides of a 45-rpm single, which charted up to number 29 in "Billboard" during 1954. The quintet's Miller tribute can be enjoyed on a 1998 Modernaires CD from Varese Sarabande called "Singin' and Swingin'." In 1956, the Decca soundtrack album was expanded into a 12-inch LP, adding two studio cuts by Louis Armstrong
and The All Stars, "Basin Street Blues" (music and lyrics by Spencer Williams
) and "Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya" (music by Florian Hermann, improvised lyrics by
An RCA Victor 10-inch album of eight Miller originals, recorded between 1939 and 1943, called "Glenn Miller
Plays Selections From The Glenn Miller Story," reached number one on the "Billboard" album chart in May 1954. With four cuts added, a 12-inch LP, retitled "Glenn Miller
Plays Selections From The Glenn Miller Story And Other Hits," was released in 1956. The expanded disc went on to become a Certified Gold Album in 1961.
One of the three films June Allyson
considered her personal favorites of her films.
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