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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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7 October 1946 (Sweden)  »

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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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The real Rosie Dolly actually loaned her own scrapbooks to Twentieth Century-Fox for research on this movie. See more »


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The Darktown Strutters' Ball
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Written by Shelton Brooks
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Colorful, splashy but almost total fiction
13 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The real Dolly Sisters were dark, in both complexion and hair, Hungarian dancers with complex personalities and troubled lives, in fact Jenny had committed suicide several years before the debut of this musical, so if you are looking for anything resembling a depiction of the actual Dolly Sisters story look elsewhere. However if a sumptuous overstuffed showcase for blonds Betty Grable and June Haver is what you seek this is for you. Filmed in almost blinding Technicolor with some good songs and one great and beautiful one, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, eye popping costumes and hairstyles this is old fashioned entertainment dished up with style.


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