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My Sister Eileen (1955)
Not Rated
108 minutes
Comedy Musical
1955

The musical remake of the 1942 comedy classic, this version has a different score than the Comden & Green/Leonard Bernstein WONDERFUL TOWN, which opened on Broadway in 1953 and which was based on the original Broadway play. Jule Styne and Leo Robin were hired to write new songs. Betty Garrett and Janet Leigh star as the Sherwood sisters, two Ohio lasses who come to New York seeking careers and husbands. The terrific supporting cast includes Jack Lemmon, Bob Fosse, Kurt Kasznar, a pre-"Bewitched" Dick York, Tommy Rall, Horace MacMahon, Hal March and Richard Deacon. (Fosse also did the choreography; the first time he received screen credit for doing so.) Quine wrote the screenplay with Blake Edwards, and the whole thing was shot in Techni-color and CinemaScope by Charles Lawton, Jr.

Cast
Janet Leigh
Eileen Sherwood
Jack Lemmon
Robert 'Bob' Baker
Betty Garrett
Ruth Sherwood
Robert Fosse
Frank Lippincott
Kurt Kasznar
'Papa' Appopolous
Dick York
Ted 'Wreck' Loomis
Tommy Rall
Chick Clark
Lucy Marlow
Helen
Director
Richard Quine
Writer
Screenplay by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine; Based upon the play, "My Sister Eileen" by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov; Adapted from the stories by Ruth McKenney
Producer
Fred Kohlmar
Facts
Country USA
Language English
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