My Sister Eileen
My Sister Eileen (1942)

In this film, Rosalind Russell plays aspiring Ohio journalist Ruth McKinney, who heads for New York to seek her fortune accompanied by her sister Eileen, an aspiring actress. The girls take a basement apartment in Greenwich Village which… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 24, 1942
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

My Sister Eileen is gay and bouncing. It is a farce which depends entirely upon two doors. And we hate to think what would have happened to it if some one had thought to nail one of those doors shut.

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Sam Jordison
Daily Mirror [UK]

Fascinating for anyone with an interest in colonial history, with the added bonus of being extremely good looking, A Throw Of Dice can be enjoyed as straight entertainment as well as an intriguing historical document.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Rosalind Russell, who earned the first of four Oscar nominations for the lead, is the best element and only reason to see this verbose movie, which is still a play.

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Sam Jordison
Film4

Fascinating for anyone with an interest in colonial history, with the added bonus of being extremely good looking, A Throw Of Dice can be enjoyed as straight entertainment as well as an intriguing historical document.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

One of those comedies one damns by calling it "unsuccessful," even though parts of it work just fine.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Stagy urban comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Roz makes this rollicking good fun. Cute situations and good supporting performances add to the overall quality of this. Make sure you see this and not the very… More
Mason Williams
A classis film starring Rosalind Russell. The film centers are on two sisters from Ohio moving to NYC in 1942. One sister named Eileen the beauty is an aspiring… More
John Ballantine
Very delightful movie. The high jinks of the girls in New York is tremendously funny and the surprise cameo is great.