The Glenn Miller Story (1954)- coming from Shout! Factory

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  1. Okay! Now you're talking! Frankly, I find the film a bit of a slog to get through but any June Allyson on blu ray gets my dollars no matter what! 🙂 I'm assuming it will be in the correct wide screen ratio rather than all previous 1.37 Academy ratio.

  2. Thomas T

    Okay! Now you're talking! Frankly, I find the film a bit of a slog to get through but any June Allyson on blu ray gets my dollars no matter what! 🙂 I'm assuming it will be in the correct wide screen ratio rather than all previous 1.37 Academy ratio.

    Specs say 1:85:1

  3. Might well be interested in this one.

    Working from memory, I believe most home video versions domestically were lightly edited – I was sort of surprised when I learned that, found it to be true when I ran the Universal DVD against an off-air recording. (Information included a thread on this forum.)

    Do hope the forthcoming release is uncut (original theatrical release); running time quoted seems to favor that thought (116 min versus Uni's 113 or so).

  4. Finally! I didn't buy the German Blu because I read that the widescreen version was mono. Glad I waited for a proper release.

    Tom St Jones

    Awesome!! Now, how about THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY?

    There is a decent German Blu-ray of The Benny Goodman Story, though it is region locked.

  5. Mark-P

    Finally! I didn't buy the German Blu because I read that the widescreen version was mono. Glad I waited for a proper release.

    There is a decent German Blu-ray of The Benny Goodman Story, though it is region locked.

    Unfortunately/ fortunately, I'm Region-A locked

  6. PatrickDA

    So it shouldn't be 1:85:1?

    Technically, no. See Bob Furmanek’s research here. However it really is a nitpick to object to the frame being slightly opened up to 1.85 which is how it would have played in a majority of the theaters anyway.

  7. battlebeast

    The Glen Miller Story, The Al Jolson Story, The Buddy Holly Story, The Benny Goodman Story, The Story of Louis Pasteur, The Greatest Story Ever Told- too many stories!

    Don't forget "New York Stories", as well.:D
    "The Glen Miller Story" won the Oscar for Best Sound; so this holds much interest for my ear.:)

  8. Top Ten domestic rentals 1954:
    White Christmas $12 million
    The Caine Mutiny $8.7 million
    The Glenn Miller Story $7 million
    The Egyptian $6 million
    Rear Window $5.3 million
    The High and Mighty $5.2 million
    Magnificent Obsession $5 million
    Three Coins in the Fountain $5 million
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers $4.75 million
    Desiree $4.5 million

  9. PatrickDA

    Top Ten domestic rentals 1954:
    White Christmas $12 million
    The Caine Mutiny $8.7 million
    The Glenn Miller Story $7 million
    The Egyptian $6 million
    Rear Window $5.3 million
    The High and Mighty $5.2 million
    Magnificent Obsession $5 million
    Three Coins in the Fountain $5 million
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers $4.75 million
    Desiree $4.5 million

    How reliable are those figures? I ask because I've always heard that The Egyptian was a commercial failure, but your statistics indicate it was a big hit and made more money than several well-known commercial successes.

  10. That seems about right for box office for the Egyptian. It cost about 4-5 million so it was an expensive production which did not recover much more than its production cost and publicity at the Box Office. Foreign revenues would have helped though.

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