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


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!


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Facts about

Rosalind Russell reprised her role as Ruth Sherwood in the Broadway musical 'Wonderful Town', which was based on the same novel and play as this movie. For her Broadway role, Russell won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actress in a Musical.
Several characters from the play (and from Ruth McKinney's real-life experiences) were changed for the movie. In real-life, the "fortune teller" Effie Shelton was a prostitute named Violet who had previously occupied the Greenwich Village apartment. The McKinney sisters often returned home to find Violet's customers waiting for her in their apartment. Also, the football player, Wreck, and his wife are depicted as a married couple in the film. In real life, and in the Broadway play, they were not married but lived together.
Rosalind Russell shares the screen with actress and former vaudevillian June Havoc. Twenty years later, Russell portrayed Havoc's mother in the musical Gypsy.
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