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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.


Irving Cummings


John Francis Larkin (original screenplay) (as John Larkin), Marian Spitzer (original screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Yansci 'Jenny' Dolly
John Payne ... Harry Fox
June Haver ... Roszika 'Rosie' Dolly
S.Z. Sakall ... Uncle Latsie Dolly
Reginald Gardiner ... Tony, Duke of Breck
Frank Latimore ... Irving Netcher
Gene Sheldon ... Professor Winnup
Sig Ruman ... Ignatz Tsimmis
Trudy Marshall ... Lenora Baldwin


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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A wonderful musical
16 December 2007 | by cbrambergSee all my reviews

Can anyone tell me if the Dolly Sisters movie is on DVD or VHS? I never forgot this movie that I saw as a child and would love to see it again. Is there a website that I can watch it on? I vaguely remember a scene where June Haver and Betty Grable were in a musical scene with other women all dressed with headpieces in the form of makeup, i.e. one headdress was a lipstick, etc. June Haver was a favorite of mine and I think I just adored Betty Grable. I can't remember the name of her love interest but I remember him singing " I cant begin to tell you": He was very popular in the 40's and 50's Anyhow I'd appreciate it if someone can tell me how to view this movie again.

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Release Date:

7 October 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dolly Sisters See more »


Box Office


$2,510,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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