The Fabulous Dorseys

The Fabulous Dorseys
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Produced by Charles R. Rogers
Screenplay by Art Arthur
Curtis Kenyon
Based on The Battling Brothers Dorsey
1946 The Saturday Evening Post
by Richard English
Starring Tommy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey
Janet Blair
Music by Louis Forbes
Leo Shuken
Cinematography James Van Trees
Edited by George M. Arthur
Charles R. Rogers Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • February 21, 1947 (1947-02-21) (US)
Running time
88 min.
Country United States
Language English

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.



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