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The Dolly Sisters

Regardless of biographical authenticity, this film resurrects a golden era of the theatre and the international set of the early 1900s. The manner in which the benign S.Z. Sakall cons Oscar Hammerstein into giving the pseudo-Budapest pets, Jansci and Rozsicka (Jenny and Rosie) Dolly, a date at the famed Hammerstein's Victoria, and their rise to international stardom thereafter, is a pleasant saga.

Cast:
Betty Grable John Payne June Haver S.Z. Sakall Reginald Gardiner

Regardless of biographical authenticity, this film resurrects a golden era of the theatre and the international set of the early 1900s. The manner in which the benign S.Z. Sakall cons Oscar Hammerstein into giving the pseudo-Budapest pets, Jansci and Rozsicka (Jenny and Rosie) Dolly, a date at the famed Hammerstein’s Victoria, and their rise to international stardom thereafter, is a pleasant saga.

But it’s dominantly a boy-loses-and-recaptures-girl story with Betty Grable and John Payne as Harry Fox, songwriter and song-and-dance man. Perhaps the major biographical shortcoming is in ascribing ‘I’m Always Chasing Rainbows’ to Fox’s (Payne) authorship, considering that Harry Carroll (and Joe McCarthy) long vaude-toured and spotlighted himself as the composer thereof.

The Dolly Sisters

Production: 20th Century-Fox. Director Irving Cummings; Producer George Jessel; Screenplay John Larkin, Marian Spitzer; Camera Ernest Palmer; Editor Barbara McLean; Music Alfred Newman (dir.); Art Director Lyle R. Wheeler, Leland Fuller

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1945. Running time: 114 MIN.

With: Betty Grable John Payne June Haver S.Z. Sakall Reginald Gardiner

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