The Fabulous Dorseys

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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. read more
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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 film was written by Art Arthur, Richard English and Curtis Kenyon. It was directed by Alfred E. Green.

Original Release

02/21/1947

US Release

02/21/1947

Cast

Sara Allgood Mrs. Dorsey
William Bakewell Eddie
Charlie Barnet Charlie Barnet
Jimmy Dorsey Jimmy Dorsey
Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey
Janet Blair Jane Howard
Paul Whiteman Paul Whiteman
William Lundigan Bob Burton
Arthur Shields Mr. Dorsey / Thomas Dorsey Sr.
Tom Dugan Waiter
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alfred E. Green

Writers

Richard English, Art Arthur, Curtis Kenyon

Cast

Sara Allgood Mrs. Dorsey
William Bakewell Eddie
Charlie Barnet Charlie Barnet
Jimmy Dorsey Jimmy Dorsey
Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey
Janet Blair Jane Howard
Paul Whiteman Paul Whiteman
William Lundigan Bob Burton
Arthur Shields Mr. Dorsey / Thomas Dorsey Sr.
Tom Dugan Waiter
Bess Flowers Lady in Concert Audience
Art Tatum Art Tatum
Dave Willock Foggy
James Flavin Gorman
Bob Eberly Bob Eberly
Henry Busse Henry Busse
Helen O'Connell Helen O'Connell
Mike Pingatore Musician
Ziggy Elman Musician
Stuart Foster Musician

Producers

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