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The Fabulous Dorseys

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Genres: Biography, Music, Romance
Starring: Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Janet Blair
Director: Alfred E. Green
Plot Sypnosis:

Growing up in a coal-mining community in Philadelphia, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey (playing themselves) are encouraged by their father, Thomas (Arthur Shields), to study music. The highly competitive siblings are soon playing with their father's band. As grown men, the Dorseys begin touring with their own ensemble, with childhood friend Jane Howard (Janet Blair) on vocals. Despite their rising success, the bickering brothers have a falling out, and Jane schemes to reconcile them.

  • The Fabulous Forties: Big Bands on Screen - an original production by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures
  • Audio Commentary by author Jennifer Churchill
  • The Dorseys in Film - an original essay by Don Stradley
  • Optional English and Spanish subtitles for the main feature
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1947
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 88
Specs: Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.37:1