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My Sister Eileen ()


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Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers. Ruth wants to get a job as a writer, while Eileen hopes to succeed on the stage. The two... See more »

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Ruth Sherwood
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Robert Baker
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Eileen Sherwood
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Appopolous
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Chic Clark
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Walter Sherwood
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'The Wreck' Loomis
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Grandma Sherwood
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Frank Lippincott
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Effie Shelton
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Officer Lonigan
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Jenson
Clyde Fillmore ...
Ralph Craven
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Helen Loomis (as Miss Jeff Donnell)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Adrian ...
Cadet (uncredited)
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Portuguese Merchant Marine Cadet (uncredited)
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Drunk (uncredited)
Richard Bartell ...
Lothario in Bus Terminal (uncredited)
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Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
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Air Raid Warden (uncredited)
Peggy Converse ...
Receptionist (uncredited)
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Chef in Italian Restaurant (uncredited)
Chavo de Leon ...
Portuguese Merchant Marine Cadet (uncredited)
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Redcap (uncredited)
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Receptionist (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Griswald - Policeman (uncredited)
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Police Sergeant (uncredited)
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Subway Builder (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ...
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
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Murphy - Policeman (uncredited)
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Mr. Hawkins - Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Man in Craven's Outer Office (uncredited)
Hallene Hill ...
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
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Subway Builder (uncredited)
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Heller - Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Subway Builder (uncredited)
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Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Annie Wilkerson (uncredited)
Adia Kuznetzoff ...
Cossack (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ...
Captain Amadato (uncredited)
Pat Lane ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ...
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
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Henry Harvey (uncredited)
Tom Lincir ...
Portuguese Merchant Marine Cadet (uncredited)
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Newspaperman (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
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Newspaperman (uncredited)
Minna Phillips ...
Mrs. Wade (uncredited)
Tito Renaldo ...
Portuguese Merchant Marine Cadet (uncredited)
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Pete the Drunk (uncredited)
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Jackson - Policeman (uncredited)
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Prospective Tenant (uncredited)
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Jimmy (uncredited)
George Travell ...
Portuguese Merchant Marine Cadet (uncredited)
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Sandhog (uncredited)
Armand 'Curly' Wright ...
Strawberry Vendor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alexander Hall

Written by

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Joseph Fields ... (screenplay) &
Jerome Chodorov ... (screenplay)
 
Joseph Fields ... (play) and
Jerome Chodorov ... (play)
 
Ruth McKenney ... (stories)

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Max Gordon ... producer

Music by

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Sidney Cutner ... (uncredited)

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Joseph Walker ... director of photography

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Viola Lawrence

Art Direction by

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Lionel Banks

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Mull ... assistant director

Art Department

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Fay Babcock ... interior decorator (as Ray Babcock)
Cary Odell ... associate art director

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ned Scott ... still photographer

Music Department

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Morris Stoloff ... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)

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Max Gordon ... producer: original stage production

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers. Ruth wants to get a job as a writer, while Eileen hopes to succeed on the stage. The two end up living in a dismal basement apartment in Greenwich Village, where a parade of odd characters are constantly breezing in and out. The women also meet up with magazine editor Bob Baker, who takes a personal interest in helping both with their career plans. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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Taglines The Famous Broadway Coast-to-Coast Stage Hit Hilariously Hits the Screen! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ma soeur est capricieuse (France)
  • Meine Schwester Ellen (Germany)
  • Los caprichos de Elena (Spain)
  • Miehet pitävät vaaleaverisistä (Finland)
  • Min søster Eileen (Denmark)
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  • 96 min
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Trivia Several characters from the play (and from Ruth McKinney's real-life experiences) were changed for the movie. In real-life, the "fortune teller" Effie Shelton was a prostitute named Violet who had previously occupied the Greenwich Village apartment. The McKinney sisters often returned home to find Violet's customers waiting for her in their apartment. Also, the football player, Wreck, and his wife are depicted as a married couple in the film. In real life, and in the Broadway play, they were not married but lived together. See more »
Goofs When Bob puts Ruth in the taxicab outside of the police station, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving across the hood of the cab. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in My Sister Aphroula (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech See more »
Quotes 'The Wreck' Loomis: [holding an iron] Which way do you want the pleats turned?
Ruth Sherwood: Toward Mecca.
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