Blu-ray Release: My Sister Eileen (1955)

Blu-ray Release Date: June 19, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time


Yet another adaptation of Ruth McKenney’s timeless autobiographical stories about two lively Ohio girls trying to make their way in New York City, this 1955 musical version of My Sister Eileen stars Betty Garrett (On The Town) as brainy writer Ruth and Janet Leigh (The Vikings) as beautiful actress Eileen.

Among their suitors are a randy publisher (Jack Lemmon, The Fortune Cookie) and a sympathetic soda jerk (Bob Fosse, who also provides the sensational choreography).

Songs are from Jule Styne and Leo Robin and the script is by Blake Edwards (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) and Richard Quine, the latter of whom directs.; Quine directs.

Bonus features on this Blu-ray release include an isolated music track (with some dialogue and effects) and an original theatrical trailer.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.