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My Sister Eileen (1942) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Alexander Hall and produced by Max Gordon.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressRosalind RussellNominated
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Musical Monday: My Sister Eileen (1955)

on Oct 10, 2016 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: “My Sister Eileen (195... Read full article


My Sister Eileen (1942)

By Cameron on Apr 14, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/84396/My-Sister-Eileen/#tcmarcp-221470-221471 Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. My Sister Eileen?was an adaptation of a play that premiered in December 1940, which in turn was inspired by short stories written by Ruth McKenney in the 1930s. McKenney?s... Read full article


My Sister Eileen (1942)

By Cameron on Apr 14, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/84396/My-Sister-Eileen/#tcmarcp-221470-221471 Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. My Sister Eileen?was an adaptation of a play that premiered in December 1940, which in turn was inspired by short stories written by Ruth McKenney in the 1930s. McKenney?s... Read full article


My Sister Eileen (1942)

By Beatrice on Sep 7, 2014 From Flickers in Time

My Sister Eileen? Directed by Alexander Hall Written by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov from their play based on stories by Ruth McKenny 1942/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental This is a madcap “laugh a minute” comedy filled with kooky characters that chroni... Read full article


My Sister Eileen (1955)

By Cameron on May 13, 2014 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Summaries/M/My%20Siste r%20Eileen%20(1955).htm ? Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own Although the poster proclaims My Sister Eileen as “that joyous new musical,” this film was actually a re-make of a 1942 version starring Rosalind Russell... Read full article


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Quotes from

Ruth Sherwood: [reading cereal box] Nature's Broom. Gonna have breakfast all day long...
Eileen Sherwood: Oh, but it's good for you. It's roughage.
Ruth Sherwood: I like to vary it with a little smoothage, like a steak!


Ruth Sherwood: i hope some fresh air gropes its way in here - it's stifling!


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Facts about

The "Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30-minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 18, 1943 with Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Janet Blair and George Tobias reprising their film roles.
The "Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30-minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 18, 1946 with Rosalind Russell and Janet Blair reprising their film roles.
The play, "My Sister Eileen," opened on December 26, 1940 at the Biltmore Theatre. The Broadway production, directed by George S. Kaufman, adapted for the stage from Ruth McKinney's book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. The production featured Shirley Booth as Ruth and Jo Ann Sayers as Eileen, with Richard Quine as the soda jerk Frank Lippincott. (He reprises his role in the 1942 film.) The play moved three times, and closed on January 16, 1943, after a run of 864 performances. In 1952, Fields and Chodorovand adapted "My Sister Eileen" into the musical, "Wonderful Town," with music by Leonard Bernstein. The Broadway production of "Wonderful Town" opened at the Winter Garden Theater in New York on February 25, 1953 and ran for 559 performances. In 1955, Columbia Pictures made a separate musical of My Sister Eileen, starring Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett, and Jack Lemmo
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