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12 Ratings

Orchestra Wives

Directed by Archie Mayo
United States, 1942


Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison’s band rolls into town. She is swept off her feet by trumpeter Bill Abbot. After marrying him, she joins the bands tour and learns about life as an orchestra wife, weathering the catty attacks of the other band wives.

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Orchestra Wives Directed by Archie Mayo

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1943 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Song

What are people saying?

  • MarcH's rating of the film Orchestra Wives

    Glenn Miller! On film! AND The Nicholas Brothers! AND Dorothy Dandridge! This is one of those movies you watch and get unreasonably excited...just so much legendary talent, and such great music. The film itself is also rather good...a sharp, very wise look at life on the road with an orchestra. An unsung classic.

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