Skip to comments.Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "My Sister Eileen"(1942)
Posted on 08/03/2014 12:19:26 PM PDT by ReformationFan
1) 2 single girls trying to make them dreams come true in the 1950s
2) They live in a basement apartment like L & S did
3) Betty Garrett(who played their landlady and Laverne's stepmother) is one of the girls. It's cool to see "Mrs. B" so young here and in a story with a premise like the later TV series she would play in.
Interesting - I thought it sounded an awful lot like “Wonderful Town” - the musical composed by Leonard Bernstein.
It turns out that this musical and Wonderful Town are both based on the same set of short stories by Ruth McKenney.
And there are two film versions of “My Sister Eileen” - 1942 and 1955.
Why Oh Why Oh Why-O Why did I ever leave Ohio?
So, is this the 1942 version or the 1955 version? I think the 1942 version is in black and white, while the 1955 version appears to be in color.
The You Tube link is to the 1955 version.
It was meant to be the 1955 version. I just didn’t catch my error in titling the thread until after I posted it.
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