“White Christmas” never was one of my very favorite movies or anything, but it is one of my very favorite Christmas movies! And I always loved the “Sisters” song that Rosemary Clooney & Vera-Ellen sang!
Though, according to the movie’s trivia page on IMDb, Vera-Ellen did not actually sing any of the songs for the movie. Rosemary Clooney sang both parts for “Sisters,” while Trudy Stevens sang the rest. Vera’s own voice is heard singing only in the “arrival in Pine Tree” scene at the railroad station where the quartet reprises the opening lines of “Snow”.
I have to admit that my favorite line from this song is, of course, “Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister; and Lord help the sister who comes between me and my man!” 😉
More from the movie’s trivia page on IMDb:
The “Sisters” comedy act that Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye perform was not originally in the script. They were clowning around on the set and the director thought it was so funny that it was written in.
According to Rosemary Clooney, in Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye‘s “Sisters” performance, Crosby’s laughs are genuine (and unscripted). Many takes were attempted, but Crosby was unable to hold a straight face due to Kaye’s comedic dancing. The scene shown in the film was the best take they could get (which includes some laughter from Kaye as well).
While Phil and Bob are lip-syncing the song “Sisters” (allowing Judy and Betty time to escape out the window), there is a phrase at the end that Bob (Bing Crosby) messes up on. “Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister; and Lord help the sister who comes between me and my man!” Bing Crosby messes up on the last phrase and says “Lord help the mister” instead of “Lord help the sister”. It’s very obvious that Danny Kaye catches the mistake.