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Orchestra Wives (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 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 »

Director:

Archie Mayo

Writers:

Karl Tunberg (screenplay), Darrell Ware (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Montgomery ... Bill Abbot
Ann Rutherford ... Connie Ward
Glenn Miller ... Gene Morrison
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra ... Gene Morrison Orchestra (as The Glenn Miller Band)
Lynn Bari ... Jaynie Stevens
Carole Landis ... Natalie Mercer
Cesar Romero ... 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
Grant Mitchell ... Dr. Ward
Harry Morgan ... Cully Anderson (as Henry Morgan)
Jackie Gleason ... Ben Beck
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Getrouwd met de band See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

George Montgomery's trumpet playing was performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra band member Johnny Best. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Featured in My Music: The Big Band Years (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Boom Shot
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Music by Glenn Miller and Billy May
Played on the jukebox
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Refreshing Swingers Movie
31 December 1998 | by byron f. wareSee all my reviews

Orchestra Wives is a refreshing swingers movie. Glenn Miller is excellent and Ann Rutherford is beautiful. The music is very well done by the great one (Glenn Miller). We should embrace this type of movie for its gentle music and great acting. Movies like Orchestra Wives are coming Back.


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