The Glenn Miller Story
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you're a fan of the big band sound (which I'm not) you will probably like this pic much better than I did."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Featuring a towering performance from Jimmy Stewart as America's most popular band leader, Anthony Mann's intelligent if also sentimental film is one of the most enjoyable Hollywood biopics."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A strange look at the music business."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Miller's great music is THE thing in this romanticized bio of the band leader."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Unfortunately, while Jimmy Stewart provides yet another winning performance as the seminal big band leader, the film is an unsatisfying hybrid."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
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