Orchestra Wives

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DVD Features:

  • Commentary by Actors Fayard Nicholas and Ann Rutherford
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Subtitles in English & Spanish
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1942
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
    • Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Fayard Nicholas and Ann Rutherford - Stars
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Trailer
      2. Alexander's Ragtime Band
      3. Anna and the King of Siam.
      4. A Letter to Three Wives
      5. Desk Set
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Stills

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Art Direction by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 10/04/1991
"...[With] Jackie Gleason on bass, Cesar Romero on piano, good renditions of 'Serenade in Blue' and 'At Last', plus a great one of 'I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo'..."
New York Times - 11/01/2005
"A black-and-white contemporary musical intended as a showcase for the big band of Glenn Miller, ORCHESTRA WIVES represented a rare attempt to dramatize the actual lives of working musicians."

Description by OLDIES.com:

While Gene Morrison's band (the Glenn Miller Band) is on tour, trumpet player Bill Abbot (George Montgomery) falls for a girl in the audience, Connie Ward (Ann Rutherford). When they elope, no one's more surprised than Abbot's girlfriend, Jaynie Stevens (Lynn Bari). As the musicians blow hot on the bandstand, their wives are engulfed in enough flammable jealousy and dirty tricks to break up the band. Now, Connie must prove her love for Bill, as well as try to get the band back together.

Product Description:

This backstage drama showcases the big band music of Glenn Miller and his orchestra, with Glenn and the boys playing "Gene Morrisson and his band". Small-town girl Connie (Anne Rutherford) falls in love with Bill Abbott (George Montgomery), a trumpet player who thinks marriage is for fools. After a stolen kiss and a night of romance, Connie and Bill get married, and Connie begins to travel with the band and the other musicians' spouses. However, the wives begin arguing during the tour and the band breaks up. Meanwhile, the marriage between Connie and Bill hits the rocks. Just as they decide to separate, Sinjin, the band's pianist, joins forces with Connie to save both the band and the marriage. In the process, she comes to understand just what it means to be a musician's wife. The film features the songs "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo," "At Last," and "Serenade In Blue."

Plot Synopsis:

This backstage drama showcases the big band music of Glenn Miller and his orchestra.
Small-town girl Connie falls in love with Bill Abbott, a trumpet player who performs with Gene Morrison's swing band. After the two get married, she begins to travel with the band and the other musicians' spouses. However, the wives begin arguing during the tour and the band breaks up. Meanwhile, the loving newlyweds' marriage hits the rocks as well.
Although Connie and Bill separate, Sinjin, the band's pianist, joins forces with Connie to save both the band and the marriage. In the process, she comes to understand just what it means to be a musician's wife.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure

Production Notes:

  • Additional cast: Tamara Geva (Mrs. Beck); Tex Beneke; and The Modernaires.

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  • UPC: 024543208242
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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