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The Dolly Sisters (1945)

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

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Uncle Latsie Dolly
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Tony, Duke of Breck
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Irving Netcher
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Professor Winnup
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Ignatz Tsimmis
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Lenora Baldwin
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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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They're Beautiful...They're Glamorous...They're Scandalous...


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7 October 1946 (Sweden)  »

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Dolly Sisters  »

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$2,510,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Betty Grable, using the pseudonym Ruth Haag (which combined her middle name with that of her husband Harry James), performed as vocalist for Harry James and His Music Makers on the best-selling commercial disc, released by Columbia Records, of the movie's Oscar-nominated ballad, 'I Can't Begin to Tell You' (music by James V. Monaco, lyrics by Mack Gordon). The reason Grable sang under a pseudonym is that 20th Century-Fox production chief Darryl F. Zanuck didn't want his stars making records for fear that audiences would buy the records instead of paying to see their movies. When Zanuck realized who "Ruth Haag" was he forced Columbia to withdraw the record, but it was later reissued with Grable credited under her own name. See more »

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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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Entertaining
24 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie was very entertaining with Many numbers that proved this movie great. They were cheerful and looking good in every move they made. they made this movie a classic and never forgotten. I remember the last scene when they were both arm and arm with the man singing and that was a beautiful scene, capturing everything. When you watch this movie, you'll feel a tingle of excitement because you know you are watching a great picture. This movie made June Haver a star and advance Betty Grable's career. Once you see this movie, you'll never get your eyes off the screen. Its really that good. I recommend this movie to anyone that loves classic movies and loves excellent entertainment.


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