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Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra (1938)

Approved | | Short, Music | 22 October 1938 (USA)
In a nightclub setting, Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, with two of his vocalists, perform four of the group's best known songs. For the complete list of songs, check the soundtrack listing.

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Lloyd French
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra ... Themselves
Bob Eberly ... Self - Singer
Evelyn Oaks Evelyn Oaks ... Self - Singer (as Evelyn Oak)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Dorsey ... Self - Bandleader / Alto Saxophone / Clarinet
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In a nightclub setting, Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, with two of his vocalists, perform four of the group's best known songs. For the complete list of songs, check the soundtrack listing. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Short | Music

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Approved
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reel B144. See more »

Goofs

The female vocalist is incorrectly credited as Evelyn Oak, but bandleader Jimmy Dorsey correctly introduces her as Evelyn Oaks. See more »

Connections

Edited into Headline Bands (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

It's the Dreamer in Me
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Jimmy Dorsey
Performed by Bob Eberly (vocal) and Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Jimmy Dorsey on clarinet
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Despite Dorsey being a big name, I felt this film lacked energy or excitement.
27 August 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a short from Vitaphone and it can be found on the "Warner Brothers Big Band, Jazz & Swing" DVD collection. This set consists of six DVDs and almost 11 hours of shorts! "Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra" is a very typical sort of short. It consists of Jimmy Dorsey and his band playing a few tunes. And apart from a guitarist wanting to do a number, it's all VERY conventional. It's simply music and no story or hook to excite the viewer. And, I know opinions will differ, but I found this music amazingly dull and uneventful. Now I must admit that I am not a huge fan of big band, but even for this sort the film is pretty limp. The short lacks humor and especially energy. As a result, it's a below average film compared the most of the rest of the set.

Now I know that Jimmy Dorsey is quite famous and the brother of the even more famous Tommy Dorsey. This doesn't change the fact that this one just never seemed that special--just another band strutting their stuff, so to speak.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Melody Masters (1938-1939) (#3): Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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