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 break-up, and then their personal reunion.
The Dorsey Brothers starred as themselves, with Janet Blair, supported by 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 film. Paul Whiteman and the Orchestra perform 'At Sundown'.
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Produced by Charles R. Rogers
Written by Art Arthur, Richard English and Curtis Kenyon
Cinematography: James Van Trees
Music Directed/Conducted by: Louis Forbes
Music Arranged by: Bill Finegan
The Songs: 'At Sundown' by Walter Donaldson; 'I'll Never Say ‘Never Again' Again' by Harry Woods; 'To Me' by Allie Wrubel, Don George; 'Green Eyes' by Nilo Menendez, Adolfo Utrera, E. Rivera, Eddie Woods; 'Dorsey Concerto' by Leo Shuken, Ray Bauduc; 'Art's Blues' by Art Tatum; 'Everybody's Doin' It', 'Marie' by Irving Berlin; 'The Object Of My Affection' by Pinky Tomlin, Coy Poe, Jimmie Grier; 'Runnin' Wild' by Joe Grey, Leo Wood, A. Harrington Gibbs; 'When You And I Were Young, Maggie' by James Austin Butterfield, George W. Johnson; 'Waitin' At The Gate For Katy' by Richard A. Whiting, Gus Kahn.