Orchestra Wives Overview:

Orchestra Wives (1942) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Archie Mayo and produced by William LeBaron.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - SongMusic by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Mack GordonNominated

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Glenn Miller in Orchestra Wives (1942)

By Emily on Aug 3, 2013 From The Vintage Cameo

Orchestra Wives is a great example of a band fully integrated into the picture’s overall narrative. Glenn Miller and his orchestra are the object of affection of the titular spouses, and the characters to whom we’re introduced throughout are a mix of actors and real-life band members. Na... Read full article

Orchestra Wives(1942).

By Dawn Sample on Mar 20, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Orchestra Wives(1942). Cast: Ann Rutherford and George Montgomery, Lynn Bari, Carole Landis, Cesar Romero, Virginia Gilmore, Mary Beth Hughes and The Nicholas Brothers. The film was the second and last film to feature The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Maureen O'Hara and Linda Darnell both declined the fem... Read full article

Film Reviews (Seriously) – Sun Valley Serenade and Orchestra Wives

By ScribeHard on Jul 2, 2012 From ScribeHard on Film

With the recent passing of Anne Rutherford, I was reminded of one of my favorite movies to feature her, Orchestra Wives (1942). Since the main draw of that film is Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, I thought I would look at both Glenn Miller films for this installment of FR(S). The 1990s had grunge. ... Read full article

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Quotes from

Bill Abbott: Why don't you find someone your own age - about 104?

Bill Abbott: Now listen cutie-pie. I'm a big, bad trumpet player, and never in my life have I seen anything so gorgeous coming off a dance floor. I've seen thousands. I've kissed some of them, but not like I'm going to kiss you.

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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Facts about

John Brahm was originally assigned to direct the film.
Film debut of Dale Evans
George Montgomery's trumpet playing was performed by Miller band member Johnny Best.
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