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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At the very beginning of the fim an uncredited Jackie Gleason could be seen wiping down a bass as the camera pans the orchestra. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Beck: How about you, Sinjin, when are you getting married?
Sinjin: What for? I got a lot of girls that are just pulling their hair waiting for me to call them.
Ben Beck: Why don't you call 'em?
Sinjin: Are you kidding? I'm sick of running around with bald dames.
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People Like You and Me
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyric by Mack Gordon
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Sung by Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle, Marion Hutton, and The Modernaires
Copyright 1942
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great vintage music and costumes using the best talents of the day
6 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! It has the great Glen Miller band and features Tex Beneke. It also has the fabulous Nicholas Brothers in a WONDERFUL finale! In addition, the costumes that the "wives" wear should be in a time capsule; they are really great and perfectly reflect the best fashions of the day. The plot is to be tolerated as it creates a framework for music, dance and beauty that lifts the soul!!! Thumbs up!! What a treat to see Jackie Gleason playing the bass. Also, Tex Beneke was a voice I had only heard on records. It is delightful to see him try his hand at acting. Ann Rutherford is so lovely, and I just find the whole film a fluffy treat. The music is just the best and I always delight in the Nicholas Brothers.


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