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Orchestra Wives (1942)

 -  Music  -  4 September 1942 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Bill Abbot
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Connie Ward
Glenn Miller ...
Gene Morrison
The Glenn Miller Orchestra ...
Gene Morrison Orchestra (as The Glenn Miller Band)
Lynn Bari ...
Jaynie Stevens
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Natalie Mercer
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St. John 'Sinjin' Smith
Virginia Gilmore ...
Elsie
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Caroline Steele
The Nicholas Brothers ...
Nicholas Brothers (as Nicholas Brothers)
Tamara Geva ...
Mrs. Beck
Frank Orth ...
Rex Willet
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Dr. Ward
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Cully Anderson (as Henry Morgan)
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Ben Beck
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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. Written by Steve Fenwick <scf@w0x0f.com>

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It's Hep! It's Hot! It's Hilarious!

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4 September 1942 (USA)  »

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John Brahm was originally assigned to direct the film. See more »

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Ben Beck: [as Bill Abbott approaches yet another pretty girl] There he goes. Out of the frying pan, into the frying pan!
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Follows Sun Valley Serenade (1941) See more »

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(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyric by Mack Gordon
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Sung by Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, and The Modernaires
Then sung and danced by Fayard Nicholas and Harold Nicholas
Copyright 1942
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One of my personal old time favorites.
28 September 2002 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

As a fan of big band music, this is a personal favorite of mine. But, it's not just that great Glenn Miller music but, it's one of less than a handful of films featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra and one of the only places to see Tex Beneke sing. Also, you get to see "The Great One", Jackie Gleason long before Ralph Kramden; A young Harry Morgan who played on the tv hits Dragnet and M*A*S*H and Ceasar Romero long before he was battling Batman as the Joker on the original Batman series.


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