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Sun Valley Serenade

Released Aug 29, 1941 1h 26m Musical Romance List
Reviews 84% Audience Score 250+ Ratings As a surefire way to receive good press, bandleader Phil Corey (Glenn Miller) and his ensemble decide to adopt a war refugee. When it turns out that their adoptee isn't a child, but a pretty Scandinavian woman named Karen Benson (Sonja Henie), it leads to a flirtatious relationship with the group's pianist, Ted Scott (John Payne), who is already involved with singer Vivian Dawn (Lynn Bari). As the band heads to snowy Idaho for a gig, romantic drama, skiing, ice skating and musical numbers ensue. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Steve D Henie continues to deserve better. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/26/23 Full Review s r I saw it since it was filmed in Idaho. It is a feel good movie with dancing, shenanigns, great music and singing. It also is partly filmed in beautiful Sun Valley. Seeing what it was like back in the day was truly stunning. Saw it on TCM. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review woody w I love the movie, especially the chance to see the Glenn Miller Band doing Chattanooga Choo-Choo, with the Nichols Brothers dancing and Dorothy Dandridge (in an uncredited appearance) singing. John Payne is steady, Milton Berle hams it up, and Sonja Henie skates great. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member The best musical movie evr made! With the best movie song ever sung: Chattanooga Choo Choo! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review bill t A pretty silly vehicle to showcase a) Sonja Heinie, B) The Glenn Miller Band and C) The Sun Valley ski resort (!!) Heinie is an orphan (!!) from Norway who gets placed in the care of John Payne. Heinie has the hots for him, while Payne doesn't think this is quite right (really??) The whole thing really does wind up at Sun Valley, and there's an ice skating finale. Oh, and Miltion Berle too! A bit of a fascinating carwreck, really. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Extremely enjoyable Sonja Henie musical (one of her best) is helped immensely by a great score, played by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra: the title song, "At Last," "I Know Why," and the Oscar-nominated "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis As a surefire way to receive good press, bandleader Phil Corey (Glenn Miller) and his ensemble decide to adopt a war refugee. When it turns out that their adoptee isn't a child, but a pretty Scandinavian woman named Karen Benson (Sonja Henie), it leads to a flirtatious relationship with the group's pianist, Ted Scott (John Payne), who is already involved with singer Vivian Dawn (Lynn Bari). As the band heads to snowy Idaho for a gig, romantic drama, skiing, ice skating and musical numbers ensue.
Director
H. Bruce Humberstone
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Genre
Musical, Romance
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 29, 1941, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 6, 2014
Runtime
1h 26m
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