Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Forgottten Movies: THE GLENN MILLER STORY
Jimmy Stewart and June Allison make a wonderful couple in this story of the life and death of band leader, Glenn Miller. To my mind it is one of the best biopics ever made. It is not hurt by the inclusion of some real musicians like Gene Krupa and Louis Armstrong, who Miller played with on his wedding night. I am not always a fan of big bands but his was one of the best. The main thing is to play the music, which they do in this film.
This movie was made in 1954, ten years after his death, and directed by Anthony Mann. It is faulted for some incorrect information but it has plenty of charm for me.