My Sister Eileen (1942)

My Sister Eileen





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Movie Info

In this film, Rosalind Russell plays aspiring Ohio journalist Ruth McKinney, who heads for New York to seek her fortune accompanied by her sister Eileen, an aspiring actress. The girls take a basement apartment in Greenwich Village which becomes a gathering place for several oddball characters.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jerome Chodorov, Joseph Fields
In Theaters:
Columbia Pictures



as Ruth Sherwood

as Eileen Sherwood

as Robert Baker

as Grandma Sherwood

as Appopolous, Landlord

as Chick Clark

as Walter Sherwood

as Frank Lippincott

as Effie Shelton

as Officer Lonigan

as `The Wreck'

as Helen Loomis

as Ralph Craven

as Mrs. Wade

as Jansen, Janitor

as Capt. Anadato

as Prospective Tenant

as Cadet

as Receptionist

as Bus Driver

as Sand Hog

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Subway builder

as Subway Builder
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Critic Reviews for My Sister Eileen

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

My Sister Eileen is gay and bouncing. It is a farce which depends entirely upon two doors. And we hate to think what would have happened to it if some one had thought to nail one of those doors shut.

Full Review… | August 25, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Rosalind Russell, who earned the first of four Oscar nominations for the lead, is the best element and only reason to see this verbose movie, which is still a play.

Full Review… | April 15, 2011

One of those comedies one damns by calling it "unsuccessful," even though parts of it work just fine.

Full Review… | May 11, 2009
Goatdog's Movies

Stagy urban comedy.

Full Review… | August 22, 2007
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Audience Reviews for My Sister Eileen

Roz makes this rollicking good fun. Cute situations and good supporting performances add to the overall quality of this. Make sure you see this and not the very average musical remake from the 50's.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A classis film starring Rosalind Russell. The film centers are on two sisters from Ohio moving to NYC in 1942. One sister named Eileen the beauty is an aspiring actress and the other Ruth a writer both find a place and have many crazy adventures....check this out!

Mason Williams

Super Reviewer

Very delightful movie. The high jinks of the girls in New York is tremendously funny and the surprise cameo is great.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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