It was a time that changed the world. And one man put it to music. The true story of an unassuming band leader and trombonist, Glenn Miller (played by James Stewart), who got his first break playing his own arrangement of 'Everybody Loves My Baby' at an audition.Screen legend James Stewart and America’s Sweetheart June Allyson star in this delightful tribute to one of the world’s most cherished bandleaders and composers, charting Miller’s rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and fortune as the man whose music would define the ever-quickening pulse of the 1940s. He never looked back. He married his childhood sweetheart and everything he played became an instant hit...songs like 'Moonlight Serenade', 'String of Pearls' and 'Tuxedo Junction'. Hollywood beckoned, and success piled upon success. The toe-tapping score serenades you with original Miller music, performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra and a fantastic line-up of musical guests, including Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, Frances Langford, and The Modernaires. Vibrantly directed by Anthony Mann (El Cid), The Glenn Miller Story is a dynamic big-band biopic nominated for three 1954 Academy Awards Best Screenplay, Best Score, and winner for Best Sound Recording.The movie was photographed in gorgeous Technicolor, and has been restored beautifully on Blu-ray. Even though the film premiered in early 1954, and I was only one month old, this movie has a special meaning for me. I remember when my father brought home the LP soundtrack recording, and I fell in love with the music when I was only 4 years old. So I dedicate this screening to my Dad, on my birthday!
Widescreen 1.85:1 DTS HD Stereo Sound. 116 Minutes. Watch the Trailer
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Friday December 14th, 2018 at 7:30PM
65th Anniversary Screening