Sun Valley Serenade was released in 1941 and was nominated for three Oscars (Cinematography, Scoring of a Musical Picture and Best Song: “Chattanooga Choo Choo”. This lighthearted romantic comedy features the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Milton Berle, Sonja Henie, and John Payne. The Glen Miller Orchestra, as the Dartmouth Troubadours, is a struggling band about to get its big break at a posh Sun Valley ski resort, when the romance between singer Vivian Dawn (Lynn Bari) and piano player John Payne is shaken by a publicity stunt set up by band member “Nifty” Allen (Milton Berle) “Nifty” has arranged for Ted to adopt a war refugee. Ted becomes responsible for a beautiful Norwegian (Sonja Henie) who decides she wants to marry him!
Sun Valley Serenade features dancing by the Nicholas Brothers, Glenn Miller‘s fabulous Big Band, and the dazzling skating of Sonja Henie.
86 minutes long (so you’ll be home long before dark.)
Film: Sun Valley Serenade on Wed, Feb 23rd, 3 p.m.