“My Sister Eileen”—Janet Leigh and Betty Garrett
Young hopefuls, young lovers—these are the guiding spirits of Columbia’s delectable new musical, As two sisters from Ohio, Janet Leigh and Betty Garrett storm New York, Janet to become an actress, Betty to seek a writing career—they say. But would girls travel that far if they didn’t have o something else in mind? These two certainly have. Betty, the brain of the pair, is doubtful about her ” own chances to catch a man. Men forget her, she laments tunefully, “As Soon as They See Eileen.” That’s sister Janet, so beautiful that she makes even subway riders go chivalrous. Each girl does snare a man of her own—and it’s all done to music. Let the sisters sight a bandstand in the park, and they’re doing “Give Me a Band and My Baby,” as your heart gaily keeps time.
Small-towners Betty Garrett and Janet Leigh each find a romance in New York. “There’s Nothing like Love,” they duet
To succeed, landlord Kurt Kasznar tells Betty, Janet and neighbor Dick York, you must believe in yourself. So the sisters go job-hunting, singing, “I’m Great!”
Writer Betty’s campaign to get into print first gets her into publisher Jack Lemmon’s arms. He gives her the old line, crooning, “It’s Bigger than Both of Us”
In a theatre-district drugstore, meets clerk Bob Fosse. During a charming back-yard interlude, the two echo, “There’s Nothing like Love”
“What Happened to the Conga?” What happens is hilarious, with all principals, half of Greenwich Village and the Brazilian Navy joyously getting into the act
It is a quote. PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 1955