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My Sister Eileen (1955)

Approved  |   |  Musical, Comedy, Romance  |  22 September 1955 (USA)
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Ruth and her beautiful sister Eileen come to New York's Greenwich Village looking for "fame, fortune and a 'For Rent' sign on Barrow Street". They find an apartment (such as it is!), but ... See full summary »

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Two sisters, Ruth and Eileen, move to Manhattan to further their careers. Ruth was the big sister who had her hands full trying to keep Eileen out of trouble.

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Ruth and her beautiful sister Eileen come to New York's Greenwich Village looking for "fame, fortune and a 'For Rent' sign on Barrow Street". They find an apartment (such as it is!), but fame and fortune are a lot more elusive. Ruth gets the attention of playboy publisher Bob Baker when she submits a story about her gorgeous sister Eileen. She tries to keep his attention by convincing him that she, (a "spinsterish old-maid writer") and the gorgeous, man-getting Eileen are one and the same person. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Trivia

Director Richard Quine played Frank Lippincott in the earlier film version My Sister Eileen (1942), and in the original Broadway production of the play. See more »

Goofs

When Eileen is dancing at El Morocco, she is wearing shoes with small heels. Later on that night when they dance at the bandstand, Eileen is wearing flat shoes. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Sherwood: Just what kind of work are you out of, Wreck?
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Conga
Performed by Betty Garrett, Janet Leigh, Kurt Kasznar and sailors
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great little musical
13 October 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"On the Town"'s Betty Garrett and Janet Leigh play two sisters looking for romance from their slightly seedy flat on the wrong part of town.

Eileen (Leigh) is the pretty one who has all the attention, while her sister waits quietly for her talents and charms to be appreciated. In the cast are Jack Lemmon, Bob Fosse, and Tommy Rall (so some excellent dancing going on here).

There are a number of OTT moments, not least the all-inclusive conga number near the end, but this musical version of a 40s classic manages to add something new and showcase the talents of its cast well.


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