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TCM Classic Movie: The Glenn Miller Story
TCM ^ | March 3, 2012 | TCM Staff

Posted on 03/03/2012 2:36:59 PM PST by re_nortex

This superb 1954 film starring Jimmy Stewart, June Allyson and featuring Harry Morgan will be shown tonight (Saturday, March 3, 2012) at 10:15 PM Eastern Time on TCM.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: band; classic; glennmiller; goodmusic; haparnold; jimmystewart; military; movie; music; tcm; wwii
There are many memorable moments in the "The Glenn Miller Story". Even if you've seen it before, you'll find it worth another viewing. If it's a new to you, enjoy the music of a bygone era and the fascinating story of how a down-on-his-luck trombone player created "The Sound" that captured the attention of an entire generation.
1 posted on 03/03/2012 2:37:03 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

One of my favorite all time movies. It made a life-long Glenn Miller fan out of me, when I was in grade school.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 2:38:49 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Vision
Would you be so kind as to ping the TCM Classic Movie alert list. The showing is just a few hours from now, plenty of time to prepare the popcorn!

And here's one of the many great moments from "The Glenn Miller Story" when Captain Miller springs a surprise with the band playing The St. Louis Blues March.

3 posted on 03/03/2012 2:41:31 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: righttackle44
One of my favorite all time movies. It made a life-long Glenn Miller fan out of me, when I was in grade school.

By nature I am an unemotional person but the ending of the movie gets me every time when the band, absent Glenn who had just died, plays Little Brown Jug.

4 posted on 03/03/2012 2:47:04 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
Singapore Sorrows--Ben Pollack & His Californians, 1928--one of my favorite songs featuring Glenn Miller, who plays trombone.
5 posted on 03/03/2012 2:56:53 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: re_nortex

My favorite part is when the plane flies overhead, about 2:30 seconds in:

http://youtu.be/1pm-p2nZ0zo


6 posted on 03/03/2012 3:04:24 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Like I said, there are so many memorable moments in “The Glenn Miller Story” and that is among the very best. It shows the will of the Allies during WWII as the band plays on while under German attack. The crescendo of “In the Mood” and the cheering of the troops is great!


7 posted on 03/03/2012 3:16:53 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

I am a fan of both Jimmy Stewart and his movies. I did not realize Miller was only 30, born in 1914 shot down 1944. I always assumed Miller was a older guy like Stewart..


8 posted on 03/03/2012 3:19:31 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: montanajoe
I am a fan of both Jimmy Stewart and his movies. I did not realize Miller was only 30, born in 1914 shot down 1944.

Actually Glenn Miller was born in 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa. He died at the age of 40. By the way, Jimmy Stewart was born four years later than Glenn Miller, so he was in his mid-40's when "The Glenn Miller Story" was being made.

9 posted on 03/03/2012 3:26:24 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

“The crescendo of “In the Mood” and the cheering of the troops is great!”

Yes! Very moving part. Ranks up there (to me) with that part from Casablanca when the French girl is singing the French National anthem with tears in her eyes. There are not too many parts in movies that make a political statement of triumph over tyranny like those scenes.


10 posted on 03/03/2012 3:29:26 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: re_nortex

One of my favorites. Stewart and Morgan. What a team.


11 posted on 03/03/2012 3:30:46 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: abb; archivist007; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; bonfire; Bockscar; Cold Heat; Country Eagle; ...
TCM Classic Movie Alert!

The Glenn Miller Story, - 10:15pm est
12 posted on 03/03/2012 3:33:37 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: re_nortex

Great film from the era when America was great and talent and hard work where seen as good things.


13 posted on 03/03/2012 3:37:29 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: re_nortex

BTTT


14 posted on 03/03/2012 3:38:15 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: ReformationFan
Great film from the era when America was great and talent and hard work where seen as good things.

...and when music was actually listenable as well as melodic! :-)

15 posted on 03/03/2012 3:41:41 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
Thanks for clearing that up I was listening to the 40’s on 4 the other day and the announcer said he was born in 1914 I thought that was a little late as I'd always thought Miller was about 40 when he was shot down...
16 posted on 03/03/2012 3:45:16 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: re_nortex

Remember seeing this with my wife at a theater in Tokyo on our first date in 1986 .


17 posted on 03/03/2012 3:49:04 PM PST by sushiman
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To: sushiman

Absolutely the greatest band leader of the era (Benny Goodman, eat your heart out!). I was born long after he died and discovered his music as a young person — never got over it. GREAT stuff. The movie is very good, too, although it does sugar coat what a jerk Miller could be.


18 posted on 03/03/2012 4:26:44 PM PST by freepertoo
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To: re_nortex

One of a small number of movies (e.g., Casablanca, High Noon) I watch just about every time they’re on TCM. Never tire of the story and the music. Also, June Allyson is my all-time favorite girl-next-door type ;) ...despite her Depends...LOL!


19 posted on 03/03/2012 4:56:42 PM PST by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: freepertoo
although it does sugar coat what a jerk Miller could be.

LOL...Probably because Jimmy Stewart was virtually genetically incapable of playing a jerk!

20 posted on 03/03/2012 5:02:44 PM PST by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: LaybackLenny
One of a small number of movies (e.g., Casablanca, High Noon) I watch just about every time they’re on TCM.

It's very much the same with me. I probably know every line of "The Glenn Miller Story" but I never fail to watch it when it's on.

Likewise with "Jaws" and the innumerable times I've seen it. It somehow compels my attention every time it shows, especially the Indianapolis speech as told convincingly by Robert Shaw.

21 posted on 03/03/2012 5:04:40 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

That part got to me too.


22 posted on 03/03/2012 5:07:44 PM PST by TwoSue
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To: Beowulf9

you mean the buzz bomb?


23 posted on 03/03/2012 5:39:21 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Vision

Thanks for the ping. BTTT!


24 posted on 03/03/2012 7:35:59 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: LaybackLenny

:-D Except maybe when he was in Rear Window.


25 posted on 03/03/2012 7:36:37 PM PST by freepertoo
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To: LaybackLenny

:-D Except maybe when he was in Rear Window.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 7:36:49 PM PST by freepertoo
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To: LaybackLenny

I love June Allyson.

Anyone for “Good News”?


27 posted on 03/03/2012 9:03:33 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: LaybackLenny
Also, June Allyson is my all-time favorite girl-next-door type ;) ...despite her Depends...LOL!

Regarding the 1949 version of Little Women, Margaret O'Brian said that she was in awe of June Allyson when she played along side her in that movie because June could cry on demand and Margaret, being a young girl, hadn't mastered that art yet. Margaret also said that she was upset with Liz Taylor, who also played in Little Women, because just a few years before Liz would hang out with her, but in Little Women Liz had grown up to the point where she was more interested in Peter Lawford than she was in handing out with Margaret.

This was during an interview on TCM, BTW, when Margaret was quite old.

I always had a crush on June Allyson myself when I was a boy.

28 posted on 03/03/2012 10:29:33 PM PST by calex59
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To: LaybackLenny
LOL...Probably because Jimmy Stewart was virtually genetically incapable of playing a jerk!

Well, early in his career Jimmy played a jerk in one of the Thin Man movies with William Powell and Myrna Loy, although you don't find out he's a jerk until the end of the movie.

29 posted on 03/03/2012 10:32:02 PM PST by calex59
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