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  My Sister Eileen
Two innocent sisters from Ohio hit Greenwich Village and must cope with wall-shaking subway construction, the neighborhood kooks, and a whopping $65 a month for an apartment.
My Sister Eileen is one of those "Look out, world, we're conquering Manhattan!" movies, with Betty Garrett as a plain, would-be writer and Janet Leigh as her knockout sister, an aspiring actress who draws men like milk draws kittens.
MY SISTER EILEEN was Columbia's answer when they could not secure the film rights to WONDERFUL TOWN, the hugely-successful Broadway musical version of Ruth McKenney's "Eileen Stories".
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  Sister Eileen Hussey
Eileen was the daughter and oldest child of Emmett Patrick and Lillian Helena (Higgins) Hussey.
In her autobiography, Sister Eileen wrote of being, after her grandmother’s death, her grandfather’s companion to the movies, parish activities, and fairs; of the wonderful family celebrations at Christmas; of attendance at Mass and confession; of daily family prayers and weekly novenas.
Sister Eileen was assigned as superior to the Religious Education Center in Windom, Minnesota, where she served for two years.
www.adriansisters.org /misdocs/whats_happening/hussey.htm   (2049 words)

  
 Playbill News: Jerome Chodorov, Librettist and Playwright Who Turned My Sister Eileen Into Wonderful Town, Dead at 93
Jerome Chodorov, the playwright whose My Sister Eileen inspired the musical Wonderful Town, died of natural causes Sept. 12 at the age of 93.
My Sister Eileen also had a 1942 film version, with screenplay by Fields and Chodorov, that starred Rosalind Russell (who would later star in Wonderful Town).
A movie musical, "My Sister Eileen," was produced in 1955 with Betty Garrett, Jack Lemmon, Bob Fosse and Tommy Rall, among others.
www.playbill.com /news/article/88372.html   (518 words)

  
 My Sister Eileen (1942)
Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers.
Ruth and Eileen McKenney were sisters from a small town in Ohio who came to New York City: Ruth intending to become an author, Eileen hoping to be an actress.
The 1942 film 'My Sister Eileen' is a faithful (and funny) version of the Broadway hit, although it bears only slight resemblance to the real-life exploits of sisters Ruth and Eileen McKenney (here renamed Sherwood).
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 My Sister Eileen (1955) Filmjudge DVD Review
Eileen does meet Frank Lippincott, a soda jerk at the local lunch counter played by legendary dancer and choreographer Bob Fosse.
Based on the stories by Ruth McKenney inspired by her sister Eileen, the stories were adapted into a stage play, a film and a TV series, this version of My Sister Eileen is in the vein of the big MGM musicals of the 40's and 50's and sure to please most lovers of the form.
Eileen (Janet Leigh), a beautiful aspiring actress and Ruth (Betty Garrett), a loveless would-be-writer, move to New York to realize their dreams.
www.filmjudge.ca /m/mysistereileen.htm   (971 words)

  
 My Sister Eileen (1955)
As Eileen, Janet Leigh is perky and lovable, but it is Betty Garrett who steals the scene as Ruth with her wonderfully likable personality.
Eileen, as played by Edie Adams, comes off as unknowingly selfish, while Leigh's Eileen is a seemingly goody-goody miss perfect.
Russell and Garrett are both perfect as Eileen, and I am glad that Garrett had the chance to play the part which Russell had already done on film the decade before.
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 Seven Classic Films from Sony Pictures - Reviews by David Nusair
My Sister Eileen is a breezy, lightweight musical featuring some fancy footwork (courtesy of choreographer Bob Fosse) and a funnier-than-expected screenplay (Blake Edwards co-wrote with director Richard Quine).
The story revolves around a pair of sisters (played by Betty Garrett and Janet Leigh) who head to the big city with dreams of success, only to find out it's not quite as easy as they might've hoped.
Jack Lemmon, as a potential suitor for one of the sisters, is just as charming and engaging as ever (and even gets to belt out a show tune of his own).
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 'Sister Eileen' to Daughter, Eileen, a State Judge - New York Times
RUTH McKENNEY'S sister, Eileen, died in 1940 at age 26 in an automobile accident in California, two years after ''My Sister Eileen'' was published and four days before its first stage version opened on Broadway.
''Eileen was on her way home to Los Angeles, where she worked as executive assistant to Walt Disney, to take an airplane to get to New York in time for the opening,'' the judge said.
The 1940 play ''My Sister Eileen,'' based on the stories and written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, ran for more than two years, became a 1942 movie starring Rosalind Russell and was the basis for the 1953 musical ''Wonderful Town,'' now a hit Broadway revival at the Al Hirschfeld Theater.
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 THE CINEMA LASER DVD REVIEW-- MY SISTER EILEEN (1955)
The plot of MY SISTER EILEEN follows the arrival of Ruth Sherwood (Betty Garrett) and her sister Eileen (Janet Leigh) in New York’s Greenwich Village.
Ruth and Eileen are a pair of Ohio natives, who have come to New York to pursue their respective dreams of become a writer and actress.
With little money, the still green Ohio sisters are hornswoggled into taking a basement apartment that offers them little privacy, as well as being directly over a new subway tunnel, where construction crews blast away with dynamite at regular intervals.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd_2005/mse-55-dvd.htm   (665 words)

  
 My Sister Eileen - Moviefone
Synopsis: My Sister Eileen is a Technicolor, musicalized remake of the 1942 comedy of the same name.
My Sister Eileen (1955) My Sister Eileen on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more...
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 My Sister Eileen - Trailer - Showtimes - Cast - Movies - New York Times
Meanwhile, Eileen is continually getting in trouble due to her ingenuous attractiveness.
Ruth secures an assignment to interview several visiting Portuguese sailors, who follow her to her apartment, are immediately entranced by Eileen, and break up the joint with an impromptu conga line.
My Sister Eileen was based on a series of autobiographical articles by real-life writer Ruth McKenney, who with Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodhorov adapted these stories into a Broadway play.
movies.nytimes.com /movie/103406/My-Sister-Eileen/overview   (318 words)

  
 Laurie Kilmartin: This Week's Hoax
She crawled into my bed for protection and I scratched her legs with my long toenails.
Eileen earns a public high five for last weekend- it was her second solo Thanksgiving in a row.
We have lots of them, they multiply like wealthy rabbits and Eileen and I are being bombarded with a second generation of relatives who have to pay an inheritence tax.
www.kilmartin.com /hoaxes/eileen.html   (460 words)

  
 My Sister Eileen (1942)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers.
The 1942 film 'My Sister Eileen' is a faithful (and funny) version of the Broadway hit, although it bears only slight resemblance to the real-life exploits of sisters Ruth and Eileen McKenney (here renamed Sherwood).
Because the sisters haven't got much money, the only place they can afford is a basement flat in Greenwich Village, owned by a crooked landlord named Appopolous (George Tobias, not up to his usual high standard here).
www.us.imdb.com /title/tt0035105   (766 words)

  
 My Sister Eileen | DVDs | MTV Movies
My Sister Eileen is a Technicolor, musicalized remake of the 1942 comedy of the same name.
Most of those experiences are predicated on the misadventures of would-be actress Eileen, who has an uncanny knack for attracting strange men--not to mention a whole heap of trouble.
Dancer/choreographers Bob Fosse and Tommy Rall costar as a timid soda jerk and wise-guy reporter, respectively, but their "roles" are merely excuses for a steady stream of flashy musical numbers, penned by Jule Styne and Leo Robin.
www.mtv.com /movies/dvd/59847/dvdmain.jhtml   (231 words)

  
 My Sister Eileen (1955): Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett, Jack Lemmon, Bob Fosse - PopMatters Film Review
My Sister Eileen is cinematic cotton candy, dissolving the moment it hits the tongue.
Eileen is blonde and vivacious, Ruth is dour and taciturn, feeling overshadowed by her pert sister.
The problem here is that we're obviously supposed to identify with Ruth, and root for her to find love despite her hapless sister, but neither Ruth nor Eileen compel the viewer to do so much as yawn.
www.popmatters.com /film/reviews/m/my-sister-eileen.shtml   (772 words)

  
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The plot is about the Sherwood sisters, Eileen (Janet Leigh) and Ruth (Betty Garrett), who are aspiring actress and writer respectively.
Eileen is the prettier sister and she gets all the guys whereas Ruth is the average girl who does not.
There is also a common law couple living upstairs because he could not afford to marry her but also could not afford to live in two suites.
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 dOc DVD Review: My Sister Eileen (1955)
There's a lot of quality talent involved in My Sister Eileen, but somehow this perky 1950s musical never reaches the scintillating heights one expects from such an impressive collection of résumés.
She hoped My Sister Eileen would spark a professional renaissance, but even though the film gave her the kind of starring role of which she'd always been worthy, and showcases both her effervescent, wisecracking personality and marvelous talent for musical comedy, it didn't generate any buzz.
My Sister Eileen has certainly never looked better, and the lush treatment will please fans of the musical genre.
www.digitallyobsessed.com /showreview.php3?ID=6989   (1125 words)

  
 Where sisters’ musical was set, PATH’s now threat
“My grandfather was Louis Martin, who came over from France at age 12 or so, and had all his money stolen, and was penniless, but made it here all the same.
“My father, Edmond Martin, was in real estate, and a businessman, and a professional photographer, and a professional painter, and a furniture maker, and a carpenter — most extraordinary.
My mother, Ramee Carter Martin, was a painter and singer.
www.thevillager.com /villager_29/wheresistersmusucal.html   (674 words)

  
 Jerome Chodorov, coauthor of 'My Sister Eileen'; at 93 - The Boston Globe
Playwright Jerome Chodorov, coauthor of ''My Sister Eileen," which he later adapted as the musical ''Wonderful Town," died Sunday at Nyack Hospital, said his daughter, Susan.
NEW YORK -- Playwright Jerome Chodorov, coauthor of ''My Sister Eileen," which he later adapted as the musical ''Wonderful Town," died Sunday at Nyack Hospital, said his daughter, Susan.
The story of two sisters from Ohio who come to conquer New York during the Depression starred Shirley Booth as the sardonic, would-be writer Ruth Sherwood.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/09/14/jerome_chodorov_coauthor_of_my_sister_eileen_at_93?mode=PF   (397 words)

  
 My Sister Eileen (1955): Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett, Jack Lemmon, Bob Fosse - PopMatters Film Review
My Sister Eileen is cinematic cotton candy, dissolving the moment it hits the tongue.
Eileen is blonde and vivacious, Ruth is dour and taciturn, feeling overshadowed by her pert sister.
The problem here is that we're obviously supposed to identify with Ruth, and root for her to find love despite her hapless sister, but neither Ruth nor Eileen compel the viewer to do so much as yawn.
popmatters.com /film/reviews/m/my-sister-eileen.shtml   (826 words)

  
 Tribeca 2005 Review: My Sister Eileen - Cinematical
My spirit slightly broken by several days of uneven festival features, it was a true joy to sink into a puffy chair in front of Pace University's ultrawide screen to watch a restored print of the 1955 Technicolor truffle My Sister Eileen.
Neither has an easy time of it: men are drawn to Eileen like gnats to an open sore, which turns every audition she attends into a moral test.
My Sister Eileen is more screwball sex-farce than Classical musical (watch out for a lot of double entendres about Violet, who "used to read palms or something"), but the numbers, choreographed by Fosse, are miracles of modern dance.
www.cinematical.com /2005/04/24/tribeca-2005-review-my-sister-eileen   (944 words)

  
 L.A Cancer Challenge 2007 -
In July 2005 my sister Eileen planned a trip to Italy with my sister Geri and I. Eileen spent the prior year making all the arrangements calling us to make choices on the cites we were planning to visit and places we would be staying.
She was concerned that during a routine blood test her doctor found cancer cells and referred her to another doctor to run additional test.
Eileen’s goal was to survive chemo therapy her doctors prescribed so she could prolong her life until they found a cure.
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 My Sister Eileen (1942): Introductory Remarks by Jerry Hatfield
MY SISTER EILEEN is the title given to both the comedy and the musical remake.
Ruth and Eileen McKenney were sisters from a small town in Ohio who came to New York City: Ruth intending to become an author, and Eileen hoping to be an actress.
The 1942 Columbia Pictures film, MY SISTER EILEEN is a faithful version of the Broadway hit, although it bears only a slight resemblance to the real-life exploits of the McKenney sisters.
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 Playwright Jerome Chodorov dies at 93 - THEATER - MSNBC.com
Playwright Jerome Chodorov, co-author of “My Sister Eileen” which he later adapted as the musical “Wonderful Town,” has died at 93.
“My Sister Eileen,” which Chodorov co-wrote with Joseph A. Fields, was one of the playwright’s biggest successes, opening on Broadway in 1940 and running for 865 performances.
The story of two sisters from Ohio who come to conquer New York during the Depression starred Shirley Booth as the sardonic, would-be writer Ruth Sherwood.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5992579   (422 words)

  
 DVD review of My Sister Eileen - DVDTOWN.com
It would be tempting to rate "My Sister Eileen" based on sentiment alone, or a fondness for fun film facts.
"My Sister Eileen" is a musical remake of the 1942 film of the same name, which was based on a play, which in turn was based on stories written by Ruth McKenney about her real-life sister.
Tommy Rall plays a randy newspaperman who has the hots for Eileen, and Fosse plays his chief rival, a good-guy soda fountain manager from the local Walgreens (which, by the way, is a fun blast-from-the-past for nostalgia-lovers and history buffs).
www.dvdtown.com /review/mysistereileen/15600/2684   (659 words)

  
 Wonderful Town, a CurtainUp review
In case you're unfamiliar with the plot (derived from a series of short stories by Ruth McKenney) that drives the baker's dozen of songs: Ruth Sherwood and her irresistible to men younger sister Eileen are two country mice who've left Ohio to pursue their dream of writing and acting careers in New York City.
My adorable grandson wouldn't be here if his mother hadn't had the urge and courage to leave her newspaper reporter's job in South Bend, Indiana to try her luck in New York City.
My recollections of the original staging tend to be a somewhat hazy mix of play and movie versions.
www.curtainup.com /wonderfultown.html   (1481 words)

  
 Kissing Sister Eileen | The New York Observer
The story, adapted from the play My Sister Eileen by Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields, is about two ambitious sisters coming to make it big in New York from "Why oh why" Ohio, and there's a lot of sister-on-sister hugging on the way to the happy ending.
Westfeldt-who normally lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, actor Jon Hamm-plays Eileen Sherwood, the young, pretty ingenue who wants to be an actress and serves as the Lucy to sister Ruth's Ricky.
Eileen, she explained, "is the full-on opposite of Jessica Stein-which is nice, because as an actor what you always want to do is the opposite of what you've just done.
www.observer.com /node/48590   (2314 words)

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