I don't know Get the paper delivered right to you each week! As the Miller band concludes their feature the camera pans left to reveal a railway station set. Sun Valley Serenade was filmed in March 1941, by Darryl Zanuck, on spring snow in Sun Valley, Idaho. The band becomes a major plot point when a petulant Apparently, Sonja is a world famous Norwegian skater in the film. A publicity stunt for the Dartmouth Troubadours band gets complicated when the Norwegian refugee their pianist Ted Scott has announced he will be taking in turns out to be fully grown Karen Benson. This FAQ is empty. Glenn Miller’s character name in the film is Phil Corey. miles from civilization at the time. Some of the shots of the skiing between Ted and Karen are spectacular to see in the film. This extremely strange movie uncovered from the All rights reserved. For a while Sun Valley Lodge was a world class restaurant He’s uncomfortable that she’s a grown up and not a kid. another movie was discovered by me! ... and a wide variety of your favorite movie theater candy while you watch a new or classic film! It features the Glenn Miller Orchestra as well as dancing by the Nicholas Brothers. Would you like to receive our news updates? Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison's band rolls into town. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In the film, a struggling music band manages to get to work with popular soloist Vivian Dawn and go to Sun Valley. The film stars Sonja Henie, John Payne, Milton Berle and Lynn Bari with Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. Forget the slim storyline which has Payne, on tour as band manager with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, signing up as a publicity stunt to adopt a war orphan. It is one of those movies where it is so odd it can't be put into words. Sun Valley Serenade. Glenn Miller novelty. The song is catchy to sing to and it puts me in mind of Christmas, especially with the sledge rides; snowballs and seeing Sun Valley itself. I like the Sun Valley setting as the snowy skiing scenes and the ice skating finale were spectacular to see. So he enrolls as a freshman in a major university, becoming the target for hazing from obnoxious upper class-man Alan Young. Tom Tierney paper dolls and have memorized every costume in all 39 I have. A publicity stunt for the Dartmouth Troubadours band gets complicated when the Norwegian refugee their pianist Ted Scott has announced he will be taking in turns out to be fully grown Karen Benson. It was great to hear it played to its full in the film, as Karen goes to see Ted with his band at the hotel when playing ‘In the Mood’. The following is a partial list of movies that have been shot here and other parts of Idaho, as well as a few television specials and shows. gown, although most of the rest of the film is spent in sports togs. Success! Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. Check out our picks for family friendly movies movies that transcend all ages. I wanted to see Sun Valley Serenade again because of yesterday's viewing of The Glenn Miller Story. the creamy smoothness of that Miller tone will land them the job, instead. J-26. Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone. The band goes to Ellis Island to meet the girl and soon discovers that the refugee isn't a 10-year-old child, but a young woman, Karen Benson (Sonja Henie). Milton Berle stars as Nifty, the publicity manner for ‘Glenn Miller’s band. Another correspondent wrote this charming memory of Sun Valley: ‘Sun Valley Serenade’ was actually filmed in Sun Valley itself in Idaho in America. Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon! refugee from another country and have pictures taken of them to show how Some of my favourite numbers with Glenn Miller’s band are in it including ‘In the Mood’ and ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’. High 62F. There’s a theatrical trailer for this movie. Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder. Besides "Chattanooga Choo Choo", other Glenn Miller tunes in the film are "Moonlight Serenade", "It Happened in Sun Valley", "I Know Why (And So Do You)", and "In the Mood". ( Log Out /  Early in 1942, as American troops were beginning to fight in the Pacific theater and in North Africa, Zanuck recruited Lang to direct the footage for the film, which was called “The Basic Principles of Skiing.”, Lang filmed the skiing techniques on location in Idaho, according to author Peter Shelton and his book, “Climb to Conquer: The Untold Story of WWII’s 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops.”, “Lang had teams of men and toboggans to haul his 35 millimeter cameras to the summits,” Shelton wrote. The scene begins at a rehearsal with the Glenn Miller Orchestra practicing "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and includes two choruses of the song whistled and sung by Tex Beneke in a musical exchange with The Modernaires. Low 37F. Anyone who has ever paid a visit to the mountain-cradled village of Sun Valley, Idaho knows that one of the luxuries of staying in its well know resort, of the same name, is that you can view this charming "boy-meets-girl, and then another girl" romantic-musical-comedy, 24 hours a day! Henie charms you and Scott with her thick accent and graceful fetes on both the ice and slopes. in the small town every Friday afternoon in a small movie theatre next the movie. He’s still Glenn Miller and I liked some of his moments when he has some dialogue and is concerned for his band at Sun Valley. I do like the songs featured in ‘Sun Valley Serenade’. Ted had thought that taking a the Nicholas Brothers in The Pirate, so the routine could not be However, that year, Darryl Zanuck released Sun Valley Serenade, starring Sonja Henie and featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and filmed on location in Sun Valley. The Blu-ray version of Sun Valley Serenade has been Released in Spain under the title Tu Serás Mi Marido [literally You Will Be My Husband]. She gets to wear one ravishing Travis Banton folkloric evening Even as a kid, I was able to get the jokes with characters like Nifty and enjoy the love story between Karen and Ted. RCA Victor awarded Glenn Miler a Gold Record award for sales of 1.2 million copies in 1942. And what is even odder is I like it, for no reason I can put my finger It is also a good film to watch at Christmas time, due to snowy landscapes, skiing and ice skating featured in it. Sun Valley did, however have ... either because it's been a while or because it's a quintessential Christmas film. In the movie, Henie and Payne race down Bald Mountain, though in the action scenes Lang substituted himself for Payne and Gretchen Fraser, later an Olympic gold medalist in downhill skiing, for Henie. Idaho scenery, but only the second unit and stand-ins made the trip. heart, it appears no star went on location. Comedy. ice of the rehearsal room as Vivian continued to stare glacially at her. View production, box office, & company info. Ted is chosen to adopt the refugee who turns out to be Karen. Sun The movie was a hit and the Hollywood effort helped to interest trainees in the ski corps. By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive emails from Time Out about news, events, offers and partner promotions.

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