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The Fabulous Dorseys [2004] [DVD]

Tommy Dorsey , Jimmy Dorsey , Alfred E. Green    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Janet Blair, Paul Whiteman, William Lundigan
  • Directors: Alfred E. Green
  • Writers: Art Arthur, Curtis Kenyon, Richard English
  • Producers: Charles R. Rogers, John W. Rogers
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Quantum Leap
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Mar 2004
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001ACJL2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,037 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The life story of Mr. Trombone and Mr. Sax, two brothers who attained fame and stardom together and went onto greater individual success following the break-up of their orchestra before the death of their father reunites them once again.


Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Music 5 Feb 2009
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On the face of it this film doesn't have a lot going for it. If you are looking for an accurate biopic of the Dorsey brothers then you will be disappointed. If like me on the other hand you are an avid fan of the big band era, add this DVD to your collection. The acting is (to be polite) dated and the dialogue is corny but the music and the sight of the musicians on this DVD can never be repeated.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good 17 Mar 2010
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Well worth the price if you are a fan of the big band. Obviously this is an old film and as such do not expect surround sound but I would reccommend this DVD
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a place in your musical biopic library! 24 Jun 2011
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This movie is another one from the biopic stable of long gone bandleaders of the 1920's to their demise in the 1950's but whose music lives on, and is followed by - interestingly - a constant supply of lovers of the music of the big bands.
Once again the script and screenplay is of little consequence, and the acting - if it can be given that honourable description, is hardly sublime! Its all about the music (and I should mention that the 30 minute mark nears before any of the real stuff is heard). The music is what buyers of this movie want of course, and who would probably enjoy the entire ninety minutes with their eyes closed if so wished!
What storyline exists is about two quarrelling brothers who are reunited only on the death of their father. During their lives the brothers each develop distinguished musical careers, throughout which they constantly disagree - both socially and professionally. However, each was a talented musician and went on to lead his own successful band. That brief summary at least, was true in real life.
Also appearing in the movie is Janet Blair, Helen O'Connell, and 20's bandleader Paul Whiteman among others. The film was shot in black and white of course (which curiously, seems to suit these kind of movies), and the soundtrack of the film is, technically, not bad, especially considering this is a 1947 production. The film contains the Dorsey bands favourite numbers and a generous helping of other enjoyable big band music. I should mention that the video quality is not the best you will have ever seen but its okay. Aficionados of this musical period won't be too disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the fabulous dorseys 3 Sep 2011
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good big band music when talent was the norm not like the rubbish called music we have to put up with today
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