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Orchestra Wives

  • Drama
  • Musical
  • 1942
  • Archie Mayo
  • 93 mins
  • PG

Summary

Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison's band rolls into town. She is swept off her feet by trumpeter Bill Abbot. After marrying him, she joins the bands tour and learns about life as an orchestra wife, weathering the catty attacks of the other band wives.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Life on the road as lived by a touring swing orchestra and, more particularly the musicians' wives, with the new wife (Ann Rutherford) of trumpeter George Montgomery having to cope with the female rivalry and backbiting. The mediocre script and second-rung cast, however, are secondary to the delights of the Mack Gordon-Harry Warren score, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, which had huge hits with I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo and At Last, vocalists Tex Beneke and Marion Hutton and the Modernaires, and dazzling tap-dancing team the Nicholas Brothers. Archie Mayo directed.

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Credits

Cast

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Bill AbbottGeorge Montgomery
ConnieAnn Rutherford
Gene MorrisonGlenn Miller (1)
SinjinCesar Romero
JaynieLynn Bari
NatalieCarole Landis
ElsieVirginia Gilmore
BeckJackie Gleason
SpecialtyNicholas Brothers
The ModernairesThe Modernaires
TBCTex Beneke
TBCMarion Hutton

Crew

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DirectorArchie Mayo

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Black and white
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