The Dolly Sisters

The Dolly Sisters

Betty Grable
Director: Irving Cummings Cast: Betty Grable
Betty Grable
, John Payne
John Payne
, June Haver
June Haver
Irving Cummings

DVD (Full Frame)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2018
UPC: 0024543586432
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sales rank: 28,100

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Betty Grable Jenny Dolly
John Payne Harry Fox
June Haver Rosie Dolly
S.Z. Sakall Uncle Latsie
Reginald Gardiner Duke of Breck
Frank Latimore Irving Netcher
Gene Sheldon Winnup (seal trainer)
Sig Rumann Tsimmis
Trudy Marshall Lenore Baldwin
Collette Lyons Flo Daly
Evan Thomas Jenny as a child
Donna Jo Gribble Rosie as a child
Robert Middlemass Oscar Hammerstein
Paul Hurst Dowling
Lester Allen Morrie Keno
Frank Orth Stage Manager
Eugene Borden Chauffeur
Frank Ferguson Reporter
Crauford Kent Man
John Farrell MacDonald Doorman
Mae Marsh Flower Lady
William Nye Bartender
Albert Petit Croupier
Walter Soderling Conductor on Train
Claire Richards Operator
Herbert Ashley Fields
Virginia Brissac Nun
André Charlot Monsieur Philippe
Betty Farrington Mrs. Al Smith
J.C. Fowler Al Smith
Sam Garrett Will Rogers
Theresa Harris Ellabelle
Elsa Janssen Kathi
George O'Hara Frank Tinny
Harry Seymour Pianist
George Davis French juggler

Technical Credits
Irving Cummings Director
Seymour Felix Choreography
Leland Fuller Art Director
Mack Gordon Score Composer
Charles Henderson Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Newman Henderson Musical Direction/Supervision
George Jessel Producer
John Francis Larkin Screenwriter
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Barbara McLean Editor
James V. Monaco Score Composer
Alfred Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Ernest Palmer Cinematographer
Gene Rose Score Composer
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Marian Spitzer Screenwriter
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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