Tag: Rosalind Russell

Ruth McKenney’s My Sister Eileen from 1942 thru 1960 (whew!)

Ruth McKenney’s My Sister Eileen from 1942 thru 1960 (whew!)

August 9, 2018 | By

In this two-parter, I examine My Sister Eileen in its film form (1942 screwball comedy + 1955 musical), 1946 radio show, 1958 musical teleplay (Wonderful Town), and the 1960 series.

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BR: My Sister Eileen (1955)

BR: My Sister Eileen (1955)

August 8, 2018 | By

With colour and CinemaScope, the 1955 version of Ruth McKenney’s tales retains most of the same characters from the original film, with some unique modifications. Gone is the setting of WWII and the need to economize, as are opening scenes in which sisters Ruth (Betty Garrett) and Eileen (Janet Leigh) make it clear…

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DVD: My Sister Eileen (1942)

DVD: My Sister Eileen (1942)

August 8, 2018 | By

Although based on the stage play by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov (and derived from Ruth McKenney’s short stories), the first film version of the play is a classic screwball comedy that benefits immensely from the casting of Rosalind Russell…

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BR: Picnic (1955)

BR: Picnic (1955)

February 26, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Excellent/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: January, 2012 Genre: Drama / Play Synopsis:  A drifter returns to his hometown, and while staying with an old college buddy, starts to fall for the intended fiancee, making […]

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