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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.

Stars: Elaine Stritch, Shirley Bonne, Raymond Bailey
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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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That Joyous New Musical !


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When Ruth first visits the Brazilian training ship, it's docked next to two US Navy destroyers. They're DD 531, the Hazelwood, and DD 537, The Sullivans. 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

Receptionist: Mr. Wallace, she isn't on the list.
Mr. Wallace: Don't be so technical, Miss Stevenson. Was America on Columbus' map?
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Featured in Broadway: The American Musical (2004) See more »

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I'm Great
Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Betty Garrett, Janet Leigh, Kurt Kasznar and Dick York
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A neglected gem
17 May 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most entertaining musicals to ever come out of Hollywood. Light and witty, sweet and subtle, it's almost as if Lubitsch made it. The songs are a joy, the dancing a treat and the story deliciously simple. Janet Leigh and Jack Lemmon shine, but the true star is the glorious Betty Garret, who should have been much bigger than she was. Please check this out, it's a charmer


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