The Glenn Miller Story
The Glenn Miller Story (1953)

Not only was The Glenn Miller Story one of the most profitable biopics ever filmed, but it also was one of the few to pay more than lip service to the facts. The film traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 10, 1953
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

A strange look at the music business.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Miller's great music is THE thing in this romanticized bio of the band leader.

Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Unfortunately, while Jimmy Stewart provides yet another winning performance as the seminal big band leader, the film is an unsatisfying hybrid.

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Kevin M. Williams
Spoiler alert: Glenn Miller was shot down while serving for the U.S. military during World War 2. That's right, fighting Adolf Hitler. A very popular… More
nefnie lee
This is the second of three movies that Stewart and Allyson worked together that I have seen. They really do work well together in that clean, golly gee, kinda… More