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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944.
The orange "street car" that is shown behind James Stewart when he is outside the pawn shop at the beginning of the film is the previously defunct but now re-opened "Angels Flight". Angels Flight was a landmark 2'6" (762 mm) narrow-gauge funicular railway in the Bunker Hill district of downtown Los Angeles, California. The Angels Flight tracks connected Hill Street and Olive Street. It operated from 1901 until it was closed in 1969, when its site was cleared for redevelopment.
Alright, alright, let's have the five saxes right in there...
Si Schribman: *Five* saxes?
Glenn Miller: And the trombones, right on the left here, over there, right in there, and the four trumpets right behind them...
Si Schribman: Four trombones and four trumpets! When they get playing, ...
When Glenn (James Stewart) turns up late for their date Helen (June Allyson) is asleep. When she is woken by him and hops out of bed she has her shoes on. Later it looks like she goes back to the side of the bed to put on the shoes she is already wearing.
Most current prints in circulation are the slightly shortened 113-minute 1959 re-release version.
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