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The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)

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 »

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Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Richard English (original screen play), Art Arthur (original screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Dorsey ... Tommy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey ... Jimmy Dorsey
Janet Blair ... Jane Howard
Paul Whiteman ... Paul Whiteman
William Lundigan ... Bob Burton
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Dorsey
Arthur Shields ... Mr. Dorsey
Dave Willock ... Foggy
William Bakewell ... Eddie
James Flavin ... Gorman
Charlie Barnet ... Charlie Barnet
Bob Eberly ... Bob Eberly
Henry Busse Henry Busse ... Henry Busse
Helen O'Connell Helen O'Connell ... Helen O'Connell
Mike Pingatore Mike Pingatore ... Musician
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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 Paul Batey <pbatey@laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au>

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The life of two giants of swing-era jazz.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fighting Dorseys See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Opening credits: " Acknowledgement is made of the 'Freedom of Opportunity' radio broadcast entitled 'Story of the Dorsey Brothers'." See more »

Goofs

Although much of the story takes place in the 1920's and 1930's, Jane's fashions, make-up, and hair styles are straight out of the late 1940's when this picture was made. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Dorsey: There is only one thing worse than being Irish, and that's not being Irish.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits appear in the turning pages of a book. See more »

Soundtracks

To Me
Lyrics by Don George
Music by Allie Wrubel
Sung by Janet Blair (uncredited)
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Great music, horrendous acting, beautiful woman.
4 December 2002 | by jarod34See all my reviews

I watched this film this afternoon and I am amazed that Janet Blair didn't become one of the great sex symbols of the era. It was only for this beautiful, sexy woman that made me stay with it, (plus the fabulous music). The script was dreadful, the acting (apart from Ms Blair), was embarrasing and the storyline was desperately dull. So in summary if an actress can make me stick like glue to a bomb of a movie like that, she must be something special. Surely we can at least have a headshot!


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