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      My Sister Eileen

      Released Sep 22, 1955 1h 48m Musical Comedy List
      83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 62% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Two small-town sisters -- an aspiring writer, Ruth (Betty Garrett), and a would-be actress, Eileen (Janet Leigh) -- move to New York City. They find lodging in a shabby apartment and struggle to locate promising gigs. Ruth eventually meets magazine editor Bob Baker (Jack Lemmon), who tells her to write about her life experiences rather than fiction. As it turns out, Eileen's life, with her various romantic encounters, is far more interesting, so Ruth steals the stories for herself. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Brigid Murnaghan Village Voice This is the fourth major stage or screen production of Eileen, and maybe if we're all very good it'll be the last. May 10, 2022 Full Review Derek Prouse Sight & Sound Janet Leigh makes an unaffected Eileen, but Jack Lemmon can find little to do with his improbable role of confidence restorer to a loveless lady writer. Mar 18, 2020 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Betty Garrett snags one of her best roles, while future Bewitched co-star Dick York (here billed as Richard York) steals scenes. Rated: 3/4 Aug 10, 2021 Full Review David Bax Battleship Pretension A few clicks in another direction and this movie is a feminist social issue drama. Still, the acting, singing, dancing and technical presentation of all of the above are spot on and delightful. Jan 6, 2021 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: B- Jun 12, 2005 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a breezy, lightweight musical... Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 26, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      S R A ridiculous and fun NYC musical about two young girls coming to seek success. Some bizarre choreography to boot. I did laugh a bit though for the sheer silliness. Saw on TCM. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/28/24 Full Review Steve D Not as good as the original and the music sucks but it is still a lot of fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Delightful musical choreographed by Bob Fosse and adapted from Ruth Sherwood's stories; Betty Garrett is wonderful as always, and it's a pleasure to see both Janet Leigh and Jack Lemmon singing and dancing. Fosse and Tommy Rall in the competition dance, and "Give Me A Band And My Baby" are the standout musical numbers. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member apparently almost everything look right here and i love the scenes when the dynamit explode, too funny =)) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member A cute little musical. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member skip this and see the original 1942 version Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Two small-town sisters -- an aspiring writer, Ruth (Betty Garrett), and a would-be actress, Eileen (Janet Leigh) -- move to New York City. They find lodging in a shabby apartment and struggle to locate promising gigs. Ruth eventually meets magazine editor Bob Baker (Jack Lemmon), who tells her to write about her life experiences rather than fiction. As it turns out, Eileen's life, with her various romantic encounters, is far more interesting, so Ruth steals the stories for herself.
      Director
      Richard Quine
      Producer
      Fred Kohlmar
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 22, 1955, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 2, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 48m
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