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The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

John Francis Larkin (original screenplay) (as John Larkin), Marian Spitzer (original screenplay)
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Cast

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 Gene Sheldon ... Professor Winnup
Sig Ruman ... Ignatz Tsimmis
Trudy Marshall ... Lenora Baldwin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Jane Shores 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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They're Beautiful...They're Glamorous...They're Scandalous...


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolly Sisters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,510,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Twentieth Century-Fox originally planned to have Alice Faye and Betty Grable star in this movie. However, Miss Faye, becoming weary of musical roles, declined to team again with her "sister" from Tin Pan Alley (1940). See more »


Soundtracks

"Hungarian Dance No. 5 (uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played by the band at the Little Hungary restaurant
Danced by Evon Thomas and Donna Jo Gribble, Betty Grable and June Haver
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Entertaining
24 July 2005 | by Junie_14See 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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