Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Glenn Miller StoryJames Stewart, at his warmest and most avuncular, plays the bandleader who rocketed to celebrity during the swing epoch. The Glenn Miller Story may be a whitewashed version of Miller is life, but it certainly is a enjoyable illustration of the feel-good Hollywood biopic, with the common patterns: early battles, patriotic wife (June Allyson at her chirpiest), personal sacrifice - Miller joins the Army when war interruptions out, although he doesn't have to - and final disaster. All the Glenn...

The Glenn Miller Story


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