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Orchestra Wives Movie Review Summary

Actors: George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn Miller

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Connie Wood went on a night out with her friend Cully to see a live band who was in town for one night only. The band in question is the Gene Morrison Band. Wood is excited about seeing the band, especially the trumpet player, Bill Abbot. After a good performance, Wood catches the eye of Abbot, who quickly makes a move on the young woman whereas Wood in return gives the band member a kiss. The two promises to meet again the next night.
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But that following day, the band is soon to be back on the road, for many months. Abbot hears the news and on the whim ask Connie to marry him. Without a single thought, Wood accepted his proposal and now becomes a new addition of the orchestra wives. As Mrs. Abbot, Wood finds it difficult hopping from one city to the next, also adding on the difficulites she faces as a new "member" of the wives clubs. The wives band together to be cruel, jealous and vivcious of the beautiful Wood, making her feel uncomfortable and continue on a daily basis gossiping about the woman.

Also Lynn Bari, the only female member of the Gene Morrison Band, is the lead singer and also ex-girlfriend of Abbot. Wood is afraid, (knowing of her husband's old womanizing ways) might go back to his old habit and patch up his relationship with Bari. This causes a uproar between the couple, with a possiblity of the band breaking up and their marriage. Throughout this musical comedy, appearances are made by a young Jackie Gleason as a bass player for the band and an wonderful dance number by the great Nicholas Brothers.
The review of this Movie prepared by Alicia M.



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   marriage going to pieces

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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