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The Glenn Miller Story
SUBJECTS — Biography; Music/Popular; U.S./1929 - 1945;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Talent;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Trustworthiness.
Age: 12+; MPAA Rating: G; Drama; 1954; 113 minutes; Color.
This film is a Hollywood biopic of Glenn Miller, a popular and influential big band leader of the 1930s and early 1940s. Glenn Miller died serving his country in World War II. Classics such as "In the Mood," "String of Pearls" and "Little Brown Jug" are featured in the film. The movie fills in details about life in the U.S. from 1929 to 1945. It has cameo roles by such stars as Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa, playing themselves.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to The Glenn Miller Story will help teachers introduce Mr. Miller, his music, and his patriotism.
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Glenn Miller and the big bands were an American trademark. The Glenn Miller Story tells about that era.
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What do you think was the most admirable thing that Glenn Miller did during his life?
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