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The Dolly Sisters (1945)

The Dolly Sisters





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The Dolly Sisters is the heavily Hollywoodized biopic of Jennie and Rosie Dolly, Hungarian-born entertainers who took Broadway by storm in the early 1900s. Betty Grable plays Jennie and June Haver plays Rosie; their uncle is the inevitable "funny foreigner" S.Z. Sakall, who manages their career from childhood. Passing an important audition for Oscar Hammerstein, the Dolly girls become international stage headliners, but in so doing they find that their private life is strained. Jennie in particular is perplexed by the dilemma of devoting herself to a career while still finding time to romance handsome composer John Payne. The Dolly girls are separated permanently when Rosie is fatally injured in an auto accident, but Jennie finds lasting happiness with her composer. Despite the pre-World War I ambience of the film, both Grable and Haver show off a lot more skin than would have been permissible in earlier times. But Dolly Sisters producer George Jessel knew what he was doing, and the Technicolor film was a major hit in 1945.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Larkin, John Francis Larkin, Marian Spitzer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 13, 2006
20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Betty Grable
as Yansci 'Jenny' Dolly
June Haver
as Roszika 'Rosie' Doll...
John Payne
as Harry Fox
S.Z. Sakall
as Uncle Latsie Dolly
Frank Latimore
as Irving Netcher
Gene Sheldon
as Prof. Winnup
Sig Rumann
as Tsimmis
Evan Thomas
as Jenny, as Child
Donna Jo Gribble
as Rosie, as Child
Robert Middlemass
as Oscar Hammerstein
Paul Hurst
as Dowling
Lester Allen
as Morrie Keno
Frank Orth
as Stage Manager
William Nye
as Bartender
Trudy Berliner
as German Actress
Eugene Borden
as Chauffeur
Mae Marsh
as Flower Lady
André Charlot
as Monsieur Philippe
Albert Petit
as Croupier
Walter Soderling
as Conductor on Train
Sam Garrett
as Will Rogers
J.C. Fowler
as Al Smith
Betty Farrington
as Mrs. Al Smith
George O'Hara
as Frank Tinny
Ricki Van Dusen
as Madame Polaire
George Davis
as French juggler
Igor Lolgoruki
as Russian Actor
Nino Bellini
as French Actor
Theresa Harris
as Ellabelle
Mary Currier
as Hammerstein's Secret...
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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If you are looking for anything resembling a depiction of the actual Dolly Sisters story look elsewhere but if a sumptuous overstuffed showcase for Betty Grable and June Haver is what you seek this is for you. Filmed in almost blinding Technicolor with some good songs and one beautiful one, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, plus eye popping costumes and hairstyles this is old fashioned entertainment dished up with style.

jay nixon

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