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My Sister Eileen (1955)

My Sister Eileen (1955)

My Sister Eileen





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This musical version of the Broadway play was co-written and directed by Richard Quine. It stars Janet Leigh and Betty Garrett as sisters Eileen and Ruth Sherwood, small-town girls who go to Manhattan in search of thrills and move into a Greenwich Village apartment complex populated by eccentrics.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Blake Edwards, Richard Quine
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 22, 2005
Sony Pictures Entertainment


Betty Garrett
as Ruth Sherwood
Janet Leigh
as Eileen Sherwood
Jack Lemmon
as Bob Baker
Dick York
as Wreck
Bob Fosse
as Frank Lippencott
Kurt Kasznar
as Appopolous
Tommy Rall
as Chick Clark
Barbara Brown
as Helen's Mother
Hal March
as Drunk
Alberto Morin
as Brazilian Consul
Ken Christy
as Police Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for My Sister Eileen

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

...a breezy, lightweight musical...

Full Review… | February 26, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

June 12, 2005

Audience Reviews for My Sister Eileen


A lightweight musical w/o much of a plot (2 small town women try to make it in New Yawk) but still interesting for a coupla reasons. One is the performance of Mr. Bob Fosse. He does sincere engagingly well. Then there's a song by Lemmon at which he fails, but he goes down gallantly fighting. And there's Janet Leigh trying the musical/dance genre. Whoda thunk it? These and more make this interesting while still not altogether entertaining.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

I know it's a remake, but it's got Jack Lemmon, and he's really funny in this movie. I want to see the original now.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Bland average musical, Betty Garrett is good as is Jack although he shouldn't have sung. Some of the dances are fine some blah. Worth a view but only one.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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