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Orchestra Wives (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 4 September 1942 (USA)
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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Cast

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Connie Ward
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Gene Morrison
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Gene Morrison Orchestra (as The Glenn Miller Band)
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Jaynie Stevens
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Natalie Mercer
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St. John 'Sinjin' Smith
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Elsie
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Caroline Steele
The Nicholas Brothers ...
Nicholas Brothers (as Nicholas Brothers)
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Mrs. Beck
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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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Drama | Musical | Romance

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4 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Getrouwd met de band  »

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This is the film debut of the song "At Last", famously covered nearly 20 years later by Etta James. See more »

Quotes

Bill Abbott: Why don't you find someone your own age - about 104?
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Referenced in The Glenn Miller Story (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Bugle Call Rag
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Written by Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers and Elmer Schoebel
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra as an instrumental
Copyright 1923
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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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