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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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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 (1)

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.

March 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Betty Garrett snags one of her best roles, while future Bewitched co-star Dick York (here billed as Richard York) steals scenes.

August 10, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

January 6, 2021 | Full Review…

...a breezy, lightweight musical...

February 26, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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
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
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
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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