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Orchestra Wives (4-Sep-1942)

Director: Archie Mayo

Writers: Karl Tunberg; Darrell Ware; James Prindle

Lyrics and Music by: Mack Gordon; Harry Warren

Producer: William LeBaron

Keywords: Musical

Ann Rutherford is Robert Montgomery's new wife, but his ex, Lynn Bari, wants him back. The trifle of a plot is unimportant. You're going to be watching this form for only one reason, the orchestral numbers, including "At Last" and "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo." Second film featuring Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, the first being Sun Valley Serenade (1941).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lynn Bari
18-Dec-1913 20-Nov-1989 Shock
Mary Beth Hughes
13-Nov-1919 27-Aug-1995 The Ox-Bow Incident
Carole Landis
1-Jan-1919 5-Jul-1948 A Scandal in Paris
Glenn Miller
1-Mar-1904 15-Dec-1944 Popular bandleader and trombonist
George Montgomery
29-Aug-1916 12-Dec-2000 Coney Island
Frank Orth
21-Feb-1880 17-Mar-1962 Insp. Faraday on Boston Blackie
Cesar Romero
15-Feb-1907 1-Jan-1994 The Joker on Batman
Ann Rutherford
2-Nov-1917 11-Jun-2012 Andy Hardy's girlfriend Polly


George Montgomery   ...   Bill Abbot
Ann Rutherford   ...   Connie Ward
Glenn Miller   ...   Gene Morrison
and His Band   ...   Themselves
Lynn Bari   ...   Jaynie Stevens
Carole Landis   ...   Natalie Mercer
Cesar Romero   ...   St. John Smith ("Singin'")
Virginia Gilmore   ...   Elsie
Mary Beth Hughes   ...   Caroline Steele
Fayard Nicholas   ...   Himself (The Nicholas Brothers)
Harold Nicholas   ...   Himself (The Nicholas Brothers)
Tamara Geva   ...   Mrs. Beck
Frank Orth   ...   Rex Willet
Notable uncredited roles
Jackie Gleason   ...   Ben Beck
Harry Morgan   ...   Cully Anderson


Review by anonymous (posted on 27-Aug-2006)

This it a very boring film to me, I had a hard time just sitting through it, still it's one of only two films that Glenn Miller appeared in and it is for this reason that I keep this film in my collection. I always enjoy seeing as well as hearing the Glenn Miller band and to hear Glenn talking, it kind of gives you an insight into the character of the man. I rated the movie 1 star but I still would recommend it for anyone's collection.

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