My Sister Eileen

Synopsis: Ruth and her beautiful sister Eileen come to New York's Greenwich Village looking for "fame, fortune and a 'For Rent' sign on Barrow Street". They find an apartment (such as it is!), but fame and fortune are a lot more elusive. Ruth gets the attention of playboy publisher Bob Baker when she submits a story about her gorgeous sister Eileen. She tries to keep his attention by convincing him that she, (a "spinsterish old-maid writer") and the gorgeous, man-getting Eileen are one and the same person.
Director(s): Richard Quine
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
108 min

Well, thats exactly

what we were looking for...

the right atmosphere at the right price.

There we are now, the Sherwood sisters...

one would-be writer

and one would-be actress...

in search of fame, fortune,

and a for rent sign on Barrow Street.

The one in red, thats me.

And the beautiful blond,

thats my sister Eileen.

Here we are.

Youre standing on the brink of disaster.

Take my advice. Forget about it.

- Forget what?

- The vacancy.

You wouldnt care for the apartment.

- Why not?

- Termites.

- Termites?

- This big.

- Believe me.

- Ruth.

An exterminator went in there last week

and he got the beating of his life.

However, if you young ladies are seeking

a sanctuary in this troubled world...

seek no more.

I will show you the best value

in Greenwich Village.

- Come along with me.

- Wait a minute. Who are you?

Allow me to introduce myself.

Im Appopolous.

Papa Appopolous

to my children on Barrow Street.

How do you do?

I am Eileen Sherwood

and this is my sister, Ruth.

- Of the Ohio Sherwoods.

- Of course.

Now, where is this sanctuary?

Due south.

Here we are, darlings.

The pride of Barrow Street,

the Appopolous Arms.

You mean you...

- Is the apartment very high up?

- Up?


Youll be crazy about it.

Here we are, darlings, all righty.

Your luggage, please. Your luggage. Please.

Isnt this exactly

what youve been dreaming about?

My dear young ladies, this is the best value

you can get for your money in New York.

Architecture, neighbourhood.

Thank you, llI have it fixed.

- It isnt too bad, Ruth.

- Too bad?

Let me point out

a few salient features of this studio.

It is summer.

It is exactly 30 degrees cooler down here.

Cooler? Lts musty enough to hang venison.

Note the exquisite imitation fireplace...

the magnificent day beds.

And look here, there is even a piano.

Id never have known without an autopsy.

And here is a model kitchenette...

complete in every detail.

And here is a luxurious bathroom.

What fiend designed this?

In those two rooms, you wont entertain.

- It does look clean, Ruth.

- Yeah.

Whats that?

One of your neighbours.

Perhaps a future Lily Pons or Helen Traubel.

Come, let me show you the garden.

Its beautiful in the summer.

- A garden.

- Real outdoor living.

- How are you, Papa?

- Very busy, Mr. OConnor.

You see, youre surrounded

by fellow artists like yourself.

- It is colourful, isnt it, Ruth?

- Lf you like loud colours.

- How much is this apartment?

- Only $65.

- $65? For this concrete catacomb?

- Ill even wallpaper the kitchen.

It is cheaper than anything else

weve looked at.

As an added inducement,

llI tell you what llI do.

Take the place for a month,

then, if youre still not satisfied...

Ill give you back your first months rent.

- I dont see what we can lose. Do you?

- Legally, youve got me where you want me.

I gave you my word

in front of two witnesses.

Three, including me.

Please, I just cant look at any more places.

- Well...

- Then its all settled.

- The rest of your luggage is at the station?

- Yes.

You girls make yourself at home.

Ill send for it.

Thank you.

You have the luggage checks, dont you?

- Yeah.

- And the...

Just a minute.

$20, 40, 50, 60.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Thank you.

Thank you, my children.

Thank you very much.

From now on, you can call me Papa.

Ill have it fixed in the morning. Good luck.

Be it ever so humble,

theres no place like home.

Mr. Appopolous!

- Wheres that doorknob?

- Here it is.

Mr. Appopolous, wait just a minute.

- It was terrible.

- Yes?

- What was that?

- What was what?

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Blake Edwards

William Blake Crump (July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010), better known by his stage name Blake Edwards, was an American filmmaker. Edwards began his career in the 1940s as an actor, but he soon began writing screenplays and radio scripts before turning to producing and directing in television and films. His best-known films include Breakfast at Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses, 10, Victor/Victoria, and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with British actor Peter Sellers. Often thought of as primarily a director of comedies, he also directed several drama, musical, and detective films. Late in his career, he transitioned to writing, producing, and directing for theater. In 2004, he received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his writing, directing, and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen. more…

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