Glenn Miller (James Stewart) is a poor trombone player with dreams of fame. Eventually, through years of hard work and determination, he is able to start his own band, and they become one of the most successful groups of the big-band era. With a beautiful wife (June Allyson) and one of the biggest songs in America, "Moonlight Serenade," Miller has it all. But at the onset of World War II, Miller enlists, giving up his fame and success to help entertain the troops stationed in Europe.
The Glenn Miller Story is full of Miller's best: "String of Pearls", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Tuxedo Junction", "In The Mood", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "American Patrol", "At Last", and of course "Moonlight Serenade".