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|My Sister Eileen|
Actors: Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett, Bob Fosse, Kurt Kasznar
Director: Richard Quine
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
No Description Available. Genre: Classics (silents/avant garde) Rating: NR Release Date: 2-MAY-2006 Media Type: DVD
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Tina M. from SALEM, IN
Reviewed on 3/13/2010...
i loved this. i am not a jack lemmon fan but for the movies i watched with him in it, i liked this the best. i thought it was a good romance
A charming, screwball musical
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 12/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most folks will pay attention to this film becuase it's an early piece by choreographer Bob Fosse -- but it is a fun bit of froth that easily stands on its own. An absolutely delightful musical comedy, starring Betty Garrett as a smart smalltown girl determined to make it in New York City. She moves there with her with her glamourous, ditzy sister Eileen, whose good looks open more doors than do Garrett's brains and moxie. A nice film about struggling to get ahead in the Big Apple, with a script that takes its time and several exuberently goofy dance numbers, gleefully choreographed by a young Bob Fosse, who also plays one of the sister's avid suitors. The penultimate dance scene is side-splittingly hilarious, featuring a swarm of recently disembarked Cuban sailors on the prowl for American women, who form an inexhaustable conga line that snakes chaotically through the gal's tiny apartment. Thoroughly entertaining... a great, lighthearted film with some fabulous acting and bright, winning performances by all involved."
Ruth, Eileen and their 'wonderful town'...
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 05/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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". Columbia had previously filmed MY SISTER EILEEN to acclaim in 1942 with Rosalind Russell as Ruth and Janet Blair as Eileen. Roz later wowed Broadway when she made her musical Ruth debut in WONDERFUL TOWN in 1953 (playing the role again for a TV version of the tuner in 1957). This musical version of MY SISTER EILEEN features a score that cannot even compare with that for WONDERFUL TOWN (despite the music by Jule Styne - `Mr Broadway Overture' himself).
Betty Garrett is good casting for the role of plain-speaking Ruth, and Janet Leigh makes the role of flirty Eileen her own. Jack Lemmon plays Ruth's boss Bob Baker (he has a charming musical style) whilst Bob Fosse and Tommy Rall play two suitors competing for Eileen's hand. Dick York (of `Bewitched' fame) plays the girls' helpful footballing-neighbour Wreck and Kurt Kasznar plays the double-talking landlord Appopolous to perfection. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
The DVD presents a great new anamorphic print of the film. Extras consist of the original trailer plus trailers of other classic Columbia releases."
Byron Kolln | 07/19/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Music by Jule Styne, a superb dance "duel" with Tommy Rall & Bob Fosse (who appeared together earlier in Kiss Me Kate) make this a sadly overlooked musical."