My Sister Eileen

Synopsis: Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers. Ruth wants to get a job as a writer, while Eileen hopes to succeed on the stage. The two ...
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Alexander Hall
Production: Columbia Pictures
96 min

-Your kid sister?

-My sister Eileen.

What`s this Doll`s House,

a kid show with fairies?

It`s a well-known classic.

-``Not since the debutt of the...``


Debut. Okay, ``Not since the debut

of the great Sarah Bernhardt

``has an audience been held

so spellbound as

``that which witnessed the remarkable

performance of lbsen`s A Doll`s House

``by a young Columbus girl,

Eileen Sherwood.``

You`re sure pouring it on, ain`t ya?

When did this happen?

-lt`s happening tonight at 8:.30.

-What? Hey, something new.

Now they`re writing them

before they see them.

I won`t have time to write it after the show.

We`re having a party tonight

at the house for Eileen.

-A party! With the dolls?

-Will you scram?

Say, I thought the boss` daughter

was the star of that thing.

That`s tomorrow. They`re alternating,

tonight Eileen, tomorrow Annie.

Here it is, Mr. Hawkins,

and here`s Eileen`s picture.

You blow it up big, like you promised.

Jerusalem, this blurb

for an amateur theatrical?

And I want it in every edition,

beginning with the one

that goes on the streets tonight.

What are you trying to do,

push the war out of the paper?

You promised me you`d give Eileen a break,

now didn`t you?

Yeah, provided you take care

of the boss` daughter tomorrow night.


-And just as many adjectives

or there`ll be trouble.

-Believe me, l`ll do Annie up just fine.

-Well, see that you do.

Leave it to me. I`ll give her the works.

Two more minutes.

But, George,

I still say I should have played the doctor...


Hello, Billy. You look great. Dad, Grandma,

you wait till you see the crowd outside,

and wait till you see the review l`ve written.

It`s absolutely marvelous.

Where`s Eileen? I`ve got to see her.

-Pardon me.

-Pardon me.

-What`s the matter? What`s happened?

-We don`t know.

We were in there and all of a sudden

Mr. Heller came in with Annie.

-lt looks like dirty work at the crossroads.

-Dirty work? What kind of a...


-What happened?

A last-minute change.

Annie Wilkinson`s playing the part tonight.


-Remember, we`re very, very late.

-I said how come?

-My sister won the toss, didn`t she?

-Yes, but...

Yes, but Annie`s father owns a newspaper

and he put the pressure on.

-Quiet, please.

-Quiet nothing. I`ll tear this place apart.

-Mr. Heller, you can`t do this.

-lt`s all settled.

-What`s... You`re not going to...

-Annie, on stage.

-Annie. Annie!

-Miss Wilkinson, if you don`t mind.

-Well, get her.

-Now, folks,

for the last three weeks

l`ve been telling you that...

Mr. Heller, I want to tell you what`s going on,

and you`re not...

Now, folks, all of you,

you`ll have to get out front.

-Yes, you try and put us out. I`m not...

-Will you please listen to me?

Eileen`s review is already written.

-lt`s in the paper now.

-Ready, everybody. Please.

That paper`ll be on the streets in an hour.

It says she`s sensational in A Doll`s House.

-Curtain! Curtain!

-Her picture`s in the paper...

Hide the Christmas tree carefully, Helen.

Well, that... You little...

-Eileen, are you going to cry all night?


Then take that black stuff off your eyes.

It`s getting all over the pillow.

Holy smoke, you`re a sight.

Nice piece of writing anyway, Ruth.

You`re getting better and better.

You`d better frame it, Grandma.

That`s fini for me on the Courier.

I`m the laughingstock of Columbus.

That paper is all over town,

and everybody knows I didn`t play the part.

I`ll never be able to show my face

in this town again.

Neither will l, Eileen,

if that`s any comfort to you.

Now, girls, there`s nothing we can do

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Joseph Fields

Joseph Albert Fields (February 21, 1895 – March 4, 1966) was an American playwright, theatre director, screenwriter, and film producer. more…

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