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The Glenn Miller Story [DVD]

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  • Actors: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake, George Tobias
  • Directors: Anthony Mann
  • Producers: Aaron Rosenberg
  • Format: PAL, Colour
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Jun. 2007
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (373 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PMGRB4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,738 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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James Stewart stars in this biopic of American bandleader Glenn Miller. A talented young trombonist, Miller (Stewart) falls for Helen Burger (June Allyson) while studying at the University of Colorado. He gets his first big break after leaving college performing his own arrangement of 'Everybody Loves My Baby' at an audition, and builds himself a reputation working for bandleader Ben Pollack (playing himself). Marriage to Helen follows, and Miller finds success with his own 'sound' after a trumpet player splits his lip, forcing him to substitute a clarinet solo on 'Moonlight Serenade'. He goes on to become the leading jazz bandleader of his day, but tragedy looms with the outbreak of World War Two. Many of Miller's erstwhile colleagues, including Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa and Frances Langford, appear here as themselves.

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James Stewart, at his warmest and most avuncular, plays the bandleader who rocketed to fame during the swing era. The Glenn Miller Story may be a whitewashed version of Miller's life, but it certainly is a pleasant example of the feel-good Hollywood biopic, with the usual conventions: early struggles, loyal wife (June Allyson at her chirpiest), personal sacrifice--Miller joins the Army when war breaks out, although he doesn't have to--and ultimate tragedy. All the Glenn Miller classics filling the soundtrack make the film pretty easy to take, too: "Moonlight Serenade," "A String of Pearls," "Chattanooga Choo-Choo." Miller plays the great "In the Mood" with his military band during a World War II air-raid warning. Pure corn, but it works. Director Anthony Mann, better known for his superb series of hard-bitten fifties westerns with Stewart, keeps the story moving gently and gracefully. A hot jazz interlude features Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa. --Robert Horton

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Apparently, when this boipic was being made, Glenn Miller's fans were incensed as they felt Mr Jimmy wasn't good looking enough to play the role. However, once it came out, for the most part they did an about face, as the resemblence was uncanny. That is due, primarily, to Stewarts ability to *become* his character. In It's a Wonderful Life, he really is George Bailey - a man who feels he has nothing to live for; in Harvey, he really is talking to a 7ft white rabbit - to the point where you can almost see him, too. This film is no different. He *is* Glenn Miller, with all his lovely Jimmy charm.

There are a few scenes in here where you can tell Jimmy Stewart's laughter is spontaneous and genuine, and for those parts alone it's worth getting the film. The script *is* funny, and both Jimmy and June Allyson (who died only a few months ago) had genuine comedic talent. Once you hear Allyson's exasperated "Well, honestly" you'll positively *look* for reasons to say it, too.

It's a delightful film, from start to finish, notwithstanding the sad ending. In terms of the Stewart compendium, it's a hidden gem. In fact, apart from Anatomy of a Murder, it may be the gemmiest.
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If I could I would give this movie 100 stars.
It is a classic example of where fiction overtakes fact and the fiction becomes fact.
Everything about the movie is flawed, including June Alyson's 1953 "A" line skirts, black and white soldiers marching together in 1943 (the US army was totally segregated then), a B29 parked in the background when the plane only came in service in 1944, the pre 1801 Union flag (without the red cross of St. Patrick) in the BBC studio and again hanging from the "castle" wall as the V1 was exploding as the Miller band carried on playing. However, only a sad b*stard like me would spot all this stuff!
It has all the sterotype Hollywood castings. The Jewish benefactor, the "best friend" (Harry Morgan from Dragnet and M*A*S*H)
I should hate it, but I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!
Forgetting all the 1950's Hollywood crap, it's Glenn Miller's music that makes the film and James Stewart IS Glenn Miller.
I fell in love with Glen Miller's sound when my older sister took me to see the Herb Miller Band (Glenn's brother) in the middle 50's. It was made up of a lot of the original band and even at the age of 10 I became addicted.
Over the years, I have worn out Vinyl, 8 Track and Cassettes and I am currently playing a CD to death.
I've had the movie on Betamax, VHS and now DVD.
If you don't have this movie, then you may need some serious professional help.
Don't spend big bucks on a psychiatrist, buy the movie and enjoy.
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Despite Amazon listing this Old Favourite as being in Black & White, it is of course in Color. In fact it was one of the last films to be made using the Technicolor three strip camera + I.B. printing. This would have meant that the Original camera ratio would have been 1.33:1 (4:3) - but this DVD is in anamorphic 1.85:1 (16:9) ~ However at the time it was made there was a scramble by Exhibitors to instal new W I D E R Screens to keep up with CinemaScope and regular films were mercelessly cropped to fit. I must admit that nobody's head or feet appear to be chopped off so maybe the film was framed with plenty of headroom and legroom. If the film is ever restored and issued as a Blu-Ray Special Edition it should be in the original Format of 4:3 so that the viewer can tinker with the ratio himself.
Loved the film when it first came out and have been a lifelong Miller Fan.
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Prabably not Stewarts best movie but definately one of his most likeable ones that you can watch again and again and appreciate the excellent music and story.

There needs no explanation, the story is a biopic of the life of famous band leader Glenn Miller and his search for that special sound. Stewart plays the part beautifuly and even looks like Miller which really helps us in reliving that era.

Definately a film worth watching time and again,you know exactly what is coming up but the quality of acting and story makes this one a jem.The only disappointment are the extra features or lack of them,this is such a famous film that i am sure there are hidden moments that could be added. Look at the DVD of Capras brilliant Stewart film "Its a wonderfull Life" the extras improve ones understanding of that amazing film.

Possibly its an opportunity missed but donot miss this film.

If for some reason you have never seen this Stewart classic its a film well worth buying for a history of Millers music and life.
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The storyline is good although it is a rather 'sanitised' and somewhat sympathetic reading of the Glen Miller character who was not quite the kindly and amiable musician portrayed in this film.

Nevertheless the story moves on nicely with the major characters well portrayed by stalwarts June Allyson and James Stewart. The whole production nicely directed by Anthony Mann.

If the film seems a little dated and pedestrian, it should be remembered that the film is now over 50 years old and under these circumstance, I feel it still deserves its acadamy award.

But for me it is the Miller music that is the real star of the film, a collection of classic numbers beautifully played. Of particular merit is the Tuxedo Junction sequence.
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