Orchestra Wives

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Released 1942

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Orchestra Wives

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Director:
Archie Mayo
Released:
1942
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Orchestra Wives is the story of big band enthusiast Connie Ward (Ann Rutherford) who is swept off her feet by the trumpet player in Gene Vincent's (real life band leader Glenn Miller) band, Bill Abbot (George Montgomery). Connie marries Bill and joins the band's tour becoming one of the orchestra wives. Though it seems like having a community of women in the same situation would be great, the life of an orchestra wife is far more complicated. Throughout the band's travels, Connie must learn to navigate the tricky social world of life on the road. In addition to Connie's story, the film features a litany of big band hits performed by Glenn Miller's orchestra. Some highlights include swing classics, "I've Got a Girl in Kalamazoo," "People Like You and Me," and "Serenade in Blue." Full of great swing music and an engaging story of love and life on the road, Orchestra Wives is a gem from 1940s Hollywood.
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    Arts, Drama, Music

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    Love & Romance, Classics, Musicals