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Pal Joey (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 16 December 1957 (Brazil)
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Joey Evans' a charming, handsome, funny, talented a-1st class, A-N°.1... heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("she used to be 'Vera...with the vanishing veils'") and now is the ... See full summary »

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay), John O'Hara (from the musical play book by)
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rita Hayworth ... Mrs. Vera Prentice-Simpson
Frank Sinatra ... Joey Evans
Kim Novak ... Linda English
Barbara Nichols ... Gladys
Bobby Sherwood Bobby Sherwood ... Ned Galvin
Hank Henry ... Mike Miggins
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mrs. Casey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franklyn Farnum ... Guest at Charity Ball (scenes deleted)
Bess Flowers ... Guest at Charity Ball (scenes deleted)
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Forsythe (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Joey Evans' a charming, handsome, funny, talented a-1st class, A-N°.1... heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("she used to be 'Vera...with the vanishing veils'") and now is the rich widow, Vera Simpson, the pair of lecherous souls seem made for each other. That is, until Linda English comes along. Linda's a "mouse on the chorus line" and built like there's no tomorrow. But she's the typical good little girl from a good little home - just the right ingredient to louse up Joey's set-up. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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From Your Pal, Columbia! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1957 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Pal Joey See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This marked the only production of Essex-George Sidney Productions, a production unit formed by George Sidney and Frank Sinatra. See more »

Goofs

After she stops Joey giving Snuff a chicken leg, Linda picks up her skirt with both hands to sit. The following shot shows her sitting with her hands leaning on the table. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joey Evans: Now, wait a minute, fellas. You got this all wrong. I never laid a hand on her.
Policeman: Yeah, we got there just in time.
Detective: That's the trouble with you nightclub entertainers, you're all alike. You think you own every dame in the country.
Joey Evans: Now, wait a minute, show me a law in the country that says I can't buy a doll a friendly drink.
Detective: No law. Just don't buy a drink in your hotel room for a doll that's underage.
Policeman: Come on, let's get goin' bud.
Joey Evans: Now, wait a minute, how did I know she was jailbait? ...
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Connections

Referenced in Glamour à Hollywood par George Sidney (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Bewitched
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Rita Hayworth (partially dubbed by Jo Ann Greer)
Also reprised by Frank Sinatra
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1 March 1999 | by Dave-230See all my reviews

Simply cannot understand how other commentators could have noted such things as the film's being a showcase for Sinatra's singing and Novak's physical attributes (both of which, alas, now gone) and completely fail to take notice of the wonderful songs by Rodgers & Hart; the great arrangements by Nelson Riddle; and the fine cinematography!


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