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My Sister Eileen (24-Sep-1942)

Director: Alexander Hall

Writers: Joseph Fields; Jerome Chodorov

From stories by: Ruth McKenney

From a play: My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov

Producer: Max Gordon

Keywords: Comedy

Ruth, wanting to be a writer, and her sister Eileen, wanting to be an actress, move into the noisiest basement apartment in New York City; the former tenant was a streetwalker. A cavalcade of strange characters present themselves, up to and including the Portuguese Navy. Includes probably the best triple-cameo in any movie ever. Based on the successful Broadway play which was purportedly based on the real-life adventures of Ruth and Eileen McKenney. Rosalind Russell received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brian Aherne
2-May-1902 10-Feb-1986 I Confess
Janet Blair
23-Apr-1921 19-Feb-2007 Night of the Eagle
June Havoc
8-Nov-1912 28-Mar-2010 Gentleman's Agreement
Gordon Jones
5-Apr-1911 20-Jun-1963 The Green Hornet
Allyn Joslyn
21-Jul-1901 21-Jan-1981 Only Angels Have Wings
Donald MacBride
23-Jun-1889 21-Jun-1957 High Sierra
Grant Mitchell
17-Jun-1874 1-May-1957 Father Is a Prince
Elizabeth Patterson
22-Nov-1875 31-Jan-1966 Mrs. Matilda Trumbull on I Love Lucy
Richard Quine
Film Director
12-Nov-1920 10-Jun-1989 Bell Book and Candle
Rosalind Russell
4-Jun-1907 28-Nov-1976 Auntie Mame
Frank Sully
17-Jun-1908 17-Dec-1975 Character actor
George Tobias
14-Jul-1901 27-Feb-1980 Abner Kravitz on Bewitched


Rosalind Russell   ...   Ruth Sherwood
Brian Aherne   ...   Robert Baker
Janet Blair   ...   Eileen Sherwood
George Tobias   ...   Appopolous
Allyn Joslyn   ...   Chic Clark
Grant Mitchell   ...   Walter Sherwood
Gordon Jones   ...   The Wreck
Elizabeth Patterson   ...   Grandma Sherwood
Richard Quine   ...   Frank Lippincott
June Havoc   ...   Effie Shelton
Donald MacBride   ...   Officer Lonigan
Frank Sully   ...   Jansen
Clyde Fillmore   ...   Ralph Craven
Miss Jeff Donnell   ...   Helen Loomis


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