Glenn Miller's Story - Part One
A Legendary Performer
An in-depth review of Glenn Miller's career leads to his mysterious disappearance over the English Channel in 1944. Flashbacks include the Miller band's opening at the famous Glen Island Casino, Glenn's radio debut, his receipt of the first Gold Record in American history, and Glenn's military enlistment in 1942. Excerpts from a 1945 "Salute to Glenn Miller" feature Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Milton Berle, Ed Sullivan, Guy Lombardo, Eddie Cantor, Kate Smith and many others. Twenty-one of Miller's best compositions are performed live; with solos by Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, Ray Eberle, and the Modernaires.