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The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Approved  |   |  Biography, Drama, Musical  |  7 October 1946 (Sweden)
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Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

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Complete credited cast:
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June Haver ...
Roszika 'Rosie' Dolly
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Uncle Latsie Dolly
Reginald Gardiner ...
Tony, Duke of Breck
Frank Latimore ...
Irving Netcher
Gene Sheldon ...
Professor Winnup, Seal Trainer
Sig Ruman ...
Ignatz Tsimmis
Trudy Marshall ...
Lenora Baldwin
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Elmer ...
Elmer the Seal
Mary Jane Shores ...
Chorine
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Storyline

In 1904, Uncle Latsie comes to New York from Hungary with two little nieces, who immediately take to cafe dancing. In 1912 they're still at it, but to pay Uncle's card debts they decide to go into vaudeville. Singer Harry Fox, whom they meet en route, schemes to get them an audition with the great Hammerstein; but their resulting success takes them far out of Harry's league. Lots of songs with a little story. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Dolly Sisters  »

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$2,510,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Powder, Lipstick and Rouge
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Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Betty Grable, June Haver, and showgirls
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Shades of "Tin Pan Alley"
6 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Essentially a more lavish Technicolor remake of the 1940 B&W film "Tin Pan Alley", including two of the stars of the original: John Payne and Betty Grable. Both films have their relative pluses and minuses. I enjoyed the many outlandish costumes of the female stars and of the various extras, a common feature of many 1940s musicals. Grable and June Haver are much more of a sister act than Alice Faye and Grable were in the original, when they mostly performed their own numbers. The troubled on again off again romances, which fill in between musical shows, get awfully tedious, more so than in the original. If Alice Faye had taken Haver's part, as originally planned, it would have been interesting to see if she were again cast as the dominant sister(I doubt it). To me, Faye has more charisma than Haver, but the later makes a more look alike sister for Grable. I really missed Jack Oakie in this one. Frank Latimore was simply not an adequate substitute for Oakie's cheerful comic relief from Payne's serious demeanor. Payne's character is much more of a heel than in the original. That poor foxy woman he led on to believe he cared more for than Grable, left alone in the audience in the final scene, when he was reunited with Grable on the stage!


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