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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.

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Betty Grable, June Haver, and a bunch of chorus girls appear in Blackface in this film. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Sidewalks of New York
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor
Lyrics by James W. Blake
Played during the opening scene
Also performed by Betty Grable and June Haver at the benefit
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What a happy and tuneful movie
12 October 2001 | by florriebbcSee all my reviews

I was 8 years old when I first saw this movie in 1945. I was so impressed with the blond beauty of both girls and to know that the Dolly Sisters were real people. June Haver and Betty Grable really looked alike. In my childs mind I thought they were my private dancers and I wanted to be just like them. I actually thought I was the only one who knew about them and they were my secret......What a kid! Thanks for listening. Florence Forrester-Stockton


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