The Dolly Sisters (film)

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The Dolly Sisters
The Dolly Sisters.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Irving Cummings
Produced by George Jessel
Written by John Francis Larkin
Marian Spitzer
Starring Betty Grable
June Haver
John Payne
Music by Alfred Newman
Cyril J. Mockridge
Charles E. Henderson
David Buttolph
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Edited by Barbara McLean
Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Release dates November 14, 1945
Running time 114 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $4 million (US/ Canada rentals) [1]

The Dolly Sisters is a 1945 American Technicolor biographical film about the Dolly Sisters, identical twins who became famous as entertainers on Broadway and in Europe in the early years of the twentieth century Jennie and Rosie Dolly, Hungarian-born entertainers. It starred Betty Grable as Jenny, June Haver as Rosie and John Payne as Harry Fox.


In 1904, Uncle Latsie (S. Z. Sakall) 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 (John Payne), 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.



  1. ^ "All-Time Top Grossers", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 69

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