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My Sister Eileen (1955)

My Sister Eileen (1955)

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This musical version of the Broadway play was co-written and directed by Richard Quine, who co-starred in an earlier 1942 version. 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.

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Cast

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 (2)

...a breezy, lightweight musical...

Full Review… | February 26, 2005
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Audience Reviews for My Sister Eileen

½

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
Kevin M. Williams

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½

This musical is a delightful hidden gem, directed by Richard Quine. The plot may be a bit thin and some of the songs unmemorable, but the handful of strong songs, stellar cast and excellent dance numbers make it a fun romp! As a bonus, you even get to see Jack Lemmon croon a number...might not be his greatest moment on film, but I got a kick out of it!

Jakki Jelene
Jakki Jelene

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
Aj V

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