The rise and rise of the Fabulous Dorsey brothers is charted in this whimsical step down memory lane, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey play themselves in this vehicle for their excellent music. From ... See full summary »
The rise and rise of the Fabulous Dorsey brothers is charted in this whimsical step down memory lane, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey play themselves in this vehicle for their excellent music. From being raised by their father who insists on them learning music, to the split that just saw their careers rise even further. Written by
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »
The opening title shows The Fabulous Dorseys' with an apostrophe after the final "s". That apostrophe is extraneous, as it connotes the possessive. See more »
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I would give "The Fabulous Dorseys" a 10 on the basis of the music alone. If the acting by the Dorsey Brothers does not exactly bowl you over, at least it were the actual brothers portraying themselves. The music is sublime, and if you like the classic big-band sound, you will love the music here. There are guest stars as well, chief among them being Paul Whiteman, in one of his rare film appearances. Lovely Helen O' Connell is along to vocalize to some of the Dorsey Brother's biggest hits. Based on the reviews I have read about this film, I wouldn't bother, but I have learned to listen to my own opinions of certain films after viewing them. That is why we have websites like this so we can share our honest opinions of these films.
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