Orchestra Wives (1942)
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as Bill Abbot
as Connie Ward / Abbot
as Gene Morrison
as St. John 'Sinjin' Smith
as Mrs. Beck
as Rex Willet
as Dr. Ward
as Cully Anderson
as Henry Fink
as Girl at soda fountain
Critic Reviews for Orchestra Wives
Mr. Miller and his assorted virtuosos are killers when it comes to making jive, but it takes more than wind and willingness to support a ninety-seven-minute film.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is THE reason to catch this WWII musical.
a bared teeth comedy about the gossiping and back biting that goes on among the wives of the band members.
Audience Reviews for Orchestra Wives
The plot is for the birds, but what a score! Glenn Miller & His Orchestra introduce "At Last," "People Like You and Me," "Serenade in Blue," and the Oscar-nominated "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo."
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is THE reason to catch this WWII musical. miller's last film performance.
Great music and a light weight story add up to a pleasant diversion. The professional actors llike Ann Rutherford, Carole Landis and Cesar Romero all give enjoyable performances. Also a great movie for familiar faces that were just starting out like Jackie Gleason and Harry Morgan to pop in and disappear. Marion Hutton, Betty's sister, shows up as one of the band's singers and the resemblance is striking. As for Glenn Miller, as an actor he was a wonderful band leader and Tex Beneke who plays one of the husbands had a beautiful voice and a face just made for radio. None of it really matters at all though whenever the boys pick up their instruments and play it's magic.
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