My Sister Eileen
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Rosalind Russell plays aspiring Ohio journalist Ruth Sherwood, who heads for New York to seek her fortune, accompanied by her sister, Eileen (Janet Blair), an aspiring actress. The girls take a basement apartment in Greenwich Village, which becomes a gathering place for several oddball characters, including a football jock (Gordon Jones), his silly wife (Miss Jeff Donnell) and an eternally drunken fortuneteller (June Havoc). Ruth tries to sell her writing, but is advised by a friendly magazine editor (Brian Aherne) that she'll never succeed unless she writes from her own experiences.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"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of being extremely good looking, A Throw Of Dice can be enjoyed as straight entertainment as well as an intriguing historical document."
‑ Sam Jordison, Daily Mirror [UK]
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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of being extremely good looking, A Throw Of Dice can be enjoyed as straight entertainment as well as an intriguing historical document."
‑ Sam Jordison, Film4
"One of those comedies one damns by calling it "unsuccessful," even though parts of it work just fine."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Stagy urban comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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