Big Band Bill

"Bill R"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (3 of 3)
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
 

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Orchestra Wives [VHS] <b>VHS</b> ~ George Montgomery
Orchestra Wives [VHS] VHS ~ George Montgomery
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The 2nd Glenn Miller film and I think the better of the two. This film looks inside the tensions that arise in a band and the stresses that frenetic tours of one night stands places on the band & their families.The music is featured a lot more than in Sun Valley Serenade & not just Glenn, but Tex and Moe Purtill also get speaking parts.The shots of the band in the recording studio & then playing in various venues really capture the atmosphere of the time and , if for no other reason this film is a must just to see the Nicholas Brothers dance routine to "I got a gal in Kalamazoo"- they really do dance up a vertical pillar & do a back flip! (unlike Donald o'Connor in Singing in the Rain… Read more