The Dolly Sisters

The Dolly Sisters

DVD - 2006
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In this fictionalized account of the singing and dancing duo from Hungary, the two sisters take to vaudeville in order to pay off their uncle's card debt.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006.
Edition: Full frame.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE MUSICAL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jun 08, 2016

As described below, some terrific song and dance numbers with gorgeous costumes!! A more factual account of these two Hungarian-immigrant sisters and their fabulous, as well as tragic, lives can be found on Wikipedia.

Apr 11, 2016

VERY GOOD 1945 movie with Betty Grable and June Haver as two beautiful blond vaudeville dance sisters. John Payne with repeated throughout 'Can I Buy You a Cup of Coffee?' line was quite good as the noted dancer-composer who falls for Jenny. Their heavy tragic romance made the movie less enjoyable for me, but the film making, dancing, singing, costumes, etc. were all high quality and fun to watch.
Many excellent dance/song numbers, including when Dolly sisters Jenny and Rosie do a demo for Oscar Hammerstein. Some excellent famous love songs, too, including I'm Forever Chasing Rainbows.
After the Dolly Sisters became a hit and travel the world, there's a great scenery film montage from the train as they travel Europe.
There is an interesting number when the sisters and crew darken up (and lose their blond curls) for a 'blackface' tune 'Darktown Strutters Ball' - and also a fun song/dance version of 'Sidewalks of New York' with the sisters in Carmen Miranda-esque costumes.
Made near end of WWII, the film takes place before WWI and elements of the beginning of that conflict were included when Harry (John Payne character) goes off to war.


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