In the Mood – The Glenn Miller Orchestra

[Updated Apr 15, 2020]

This is from Sun Valley Serenade (1941) [IMDb]. Later featured from the same film: I Know Why (And So Do You) – Glenn Miller (1941). The man at the piano is John Payne, famous for defending Santa Clause as Fred Gailey in Miracle on 34th Street. The admiring girlfriend is Olympic Skating Champion Sonja Henie.

When Phil Corey’s band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott [Payne] is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson [Henie]. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice show as a substitute.

Ice show! Sonja Henie! Box Office Boffo! Just like all the movies featuring Esther Williams ended up with her swimming.

But never mind all that. Here’s the razzmatazz.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra — (1941)
In the Mood [High Quality Enhanced Sound]
Орлин Вълчев – Jul 5, 2014 – 3:11
h/t Misanthropic Humanitarian on A♠

One thought on “In the Mood – The Glenn Miller Orchestra

  1. Fantastic! What great music and showmanship :)) Remember Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Tony the Tiger? (He also did lots of voices for Disney.) My Dad and Uncle Lloyd (Bill and Lloyd Elliott — Elliott Brothers Orchestra) recorded several singles back in the 50s (Capital Records) and then went on to be Walt Disney’s signature band at Disneyland, in the Carnation Plaza Gardens at the end of Main Street. Here is their single with Thurl singing (from 3:56-6:50) on the following. Best! Dawn

    https://archive.org/details/TurningTheTables098-ThurlRavenscroft-May52018

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