My Sister Eileen

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"That Joyous New Musical !"
  • NR
  • 1955
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 6.8  (1,976)

My Sister Eileen, released in 1955, is a heartwarming musical comedy that revolves around the Sherwood sisters, Ruth and Eileen, who are trying to make it big in New York City. The film begins with the sisters leaving their small town in Ohio to pursue their dreams of becoming a writer and an actress, respectively. Upon arriving in the city, they discover that finding a place to stay is much harder than they anticipated. After multiple failed attempts at finding a suitable apartment, they finally come across a small room that is available for rent.

The room, however, is noisy, cramped, and infested with all sorts of pests. Ruth, the older and more serious sister, is determined to make it work, but Eileen, the bubbly and naive younger sister, is overwhelmed by the chaos of their new surroundings.

Eileen's infectious personality soon catches the attention of the men in the building, including Wreck, a struggling musician who lives across the hall. Meanwhile, Ruth struggles to find success as a writer, but after meeting Bob Baker, an editor at a popular magazine, she finally realizes her dream.

As the sisters become more entrenched in the city, they encounter various adventures and mishaps. Eileen is cast in a play, despite not being a trained actress, and Ruth is forced to deal with the consequences of her article becoming too popular.

Throughout the film, the sisters face their share of obstacles and setbacks, but they always manage to overcome them with their unwavering love and support for each other. The film celebrates the bond between sisters and the power of perseverance and determination.

Janet Leigh delivers a charming performance as Ruth, perfectly capturing her character's wit and determination. Jack Lemmon shines as Wreck, imbuing his character with a charming vulnerability that is impossible not to root for. Betty Garrett is delightful as Eileen, bringing a contagious energy to the film that lifts it up at every turn.

My Sister Eileen is a delightful musical comedy that is sure to put a smile on your face. Its witty dialogue, catchy songs, and strong performances make it a classic film that still resonates with audiences today.

My Sister Eileen is a 1955 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 48 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (1,976)