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Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

Sun Valley Serenade (1941)





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In this film, Sonja Henie plays a Norwegian refugee adopted by band pianist John Payne, who mistakenly thought that the full-grown Henie was a 10-year-old little girl. Payne's girlfriend, Lynn Bari, is a soloist with the Miller band and, unfortunately, the violently-jealous sort.
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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Sonja Henie
as Karen Benson
John Payne
as Ted Scott
Glenn Miller
as Phil Carey
Milton Berle
as Nifty Allen
Lynn Bari
as Vivian Dawn
Joan Davis
as Miss Carstairs
Mel Ruick
as Band Leader
Forbes Murray
as Headwaiter
Ralph Dunn
as Customs Officer
Chester Clute
as Process Server
Lynne Roberts
as Receptionist
Ann Doran
as Waitress
Spec O'Donnell
as Western Union Boy
Bruce Edwards
as Ski Instructor
John 'Skins' Miller
as Sleigh Driver
Sheila Ryan
as Telephone Operator
Herbert Gunn
as Ski Patrol Man
Kenneth Alexander
as Ski Patrol Man
Paula Kelly
as Vocalist
Pat Friday
as Vivian Dawn's Vocals
Ralph Sanford
as Doorman
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Audience Reviews for Sun Valley Serenade

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."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Completely worth seeking out for Glenn Miller's music alone but add in a saucy Dorothy Dandridge specialty number and the ice skating finale and this is can't miss entertainment. The plot is middling but that's not what you watching for anyway.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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I started out looking for this movie when I first fell in love with the theme that was the title song "It happened in Sun Valley". Eventually I found a combination audio CD that had both "It happened in Sun Valley" and "Orchestra Wives". The CD was entertaining for a while until one day I caught part of the movie on television and had to have a copy of it. Well, now I have the DVD, and it was well worth the effort. I am very much a fan of the sweet ballads of the late 30's and early 40's, and it's a pleasure to see Glenn Miller's band perform "Moonlight Serenade" and then hearing those smooth vocals by Lynn Bari. I heard a minor garble ( for about 1/2 second ) on the audio during one speaking scene, but no problems with the music. At 62, I'm a romantic and sentimental old guy, and it was a treat to see the sleigh ride sequences, the playful downhill skiing scenes, and just generally live in that imaginary world of my childhood while I enjoyed the romance.

Jerry Whelan
Jerry Whelan

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