FORMAT: DVD 5 REGION: ALL REGIONS
B&W RUNNING TIME: 91 MINS.
REVIEW: “The Fabulous Dorseys” has a big advantage over most film biographies: the leads are played by themselves! In the movie (as in their offstage real lives), brother bandleaders Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey bicker, split up and reunite only to start the whole cycle over again. And (as in their onstage real lives) they create some of the hottest, sweetest, swingingest music ever with “Marie”, “Green Eyes”, “Runnin’ Wild”, “I’ll Never Say Never Again, Again” and more.
A once-in-a-life-time array of swing and jazz greats joins the Dorseys, including Charlie Barnet, Art Tatum, Bob Ererle, Ziggy Elman, Paul Whiteman and Helen O’Connell. Just witnessing the Dorseys, Tatum, Elman and other legends jam on “Art’s Blues” make this film a music lover’s treasure.