The Fabulous Dorseys
|The Fabulous Dorseys|
|Directed by||Alfred E. Green|
|Produced by||Charles R. Rogers|
|Written by||Art Arthur
|Cinematography||James Van Trees|
|Studio||Charles R. Rogers Productions|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Running time||88 min.|
The Fabulous Dorseys is a 1947 fictionalized biographical film which tells the story of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, from their boyhood in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania through their rise, their breakup, and their personal reunion.
The Dorsey Brothers starred as themselves. Other actors include Janet Blair, William Lundigan, Sara Allgood and Arthur Shields. There are also cameo appearances by Paul Whiteman, Charlie Barnet, Henry Busse, Bob Eberly, Helen O'Connell and Art Tatum.
The Jimmy Dorsey composition and theme song "Contrasts" is played in the movie. "Green Eyes", "Tangerine", "I'll Never Smile Again", "Marie", and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" are also featured in the movie, along with "To Me" and "Dorsey Concerto". Paul Whiteman and the Orchestra perform "At Sundown".
- The Fabulous Dorseys at the Internet Movie Database
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