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My Sister Eileen

My Sister Eileen (1942)

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Rosalind Russell plays aspiring Ohio journalist Ruth Sherwood, who heads for New York to seek her fortune, accompanied by her sister, Eileen (Janet Blair), an aspiring actress. The girls take a basement apartment in Greenwich Village, which becomes a gathering place for several oddball characters, including a football jock (Gordon Jones), his silly wife (Miss Jeff Donnell) and an eternally drunken fortuneteller (June Havoc). Ruth tries to sell her writing, but is advised by a friendly magazine

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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.

August 25, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Times
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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.

April 15, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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One of those comedies one damns by calling it "unsuccessful," even though parts of it work just fine.

May 11, 2009 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
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Fascinating for anyone with an interest in colonial history, with the added bonus of being extremely good looking, A Throw Of Dice can be enjoyed as straight entertainment as well as an intriguing historical document.

August 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

Fascinating for anyone with an interest in colonial history, with the added bonus of being extremely good looking, A Throw Of Dice can be enjoyed as straight entertainment as well as an intriguing historical document.

August 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Stagy urban comedy.

August 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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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.
August 4, 2009
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jay nixon

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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!
July 3, 2008
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Mason Williams

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Very delightful movie. The high jinks of the girls in New York is tremendously funny and the surprise cameo is great.
January 16, 2014
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