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Employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a whopping seven-and-a-half cent an hour increase and they won't take no for an answer. Babe Williams is their feisty employee ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Katherine 'Babe' Williams
John Raitt ...
Sid Sorokin
Carol Haney ...
Gladys Hotchkiss
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Vernon 'Hinesie' Hines
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Mabel
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Poopsie
Thelma Pelish ...
Mae
Jack Straw ...
Prez
Ralph Dunn ...
Myron Hasler
Owen Martin ...
Max
Jackie Kelk ...
First Helper
Ralph W. Chambers ...
Charlie (as Ralph Chambers)
Mary Stanton ...
Brenda
Buzz Miller ...
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Kenneth LeRoy ...
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Storyline

Employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a whopping seven-and-a-half cent an hour increase and they won't take no for an answer. Babe Williams is their feisty employee representative but she may have found her match in shop superintendent Sid Sorokin. When the two get together they wind up discussing a whole lot more than job actions! Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Based on the hit Broadway musical, featuring the choreography of Bob Fosse. See more »


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Release Date:

10 December 1957 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Il gioco del pigiama  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Frank Sinatra turned down the lead role in The Pajama Game (1957), which would have paired him up with Janis Paige, who played the role on Broadway. As a result, Paige lost out on playing the part to Doris Day, who was considered a bigger box-office draw. See more »

Goofs

Right before Hinesie throws a knife at the wall or a desk, a barely perceptible notch can be seen on the surface exactly where the knife will land, indicating the knives were rigged to pop out from the back. See more »

Quotes

Katie 'Babe' Williams, Grievance Committee: Married life is lots of fun / Two can sleep as cheap as one
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Steam Heat
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Sung and danced by Carol Haney and dancers
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Fifties magic
19 December 1999 | by (Brisbane Australia) – See all my reviews

When it was released in 1957, The Pajama Game joined a long procession of song and dance Movies that grabbed us all who watched them with their energy, vitality and infectious romance. Doris Day bounces and radiates her way across the screen as only she can and has done many times previously in musicals, singing, dancing and looking great, teaming up this time with some of the cast from the Broadway Production, Eddie Foy Jnr., Carol Haney, Rita Shaw and John Raitt. As you would expect from this array of talent something special would arrive, and it didn't take long for us to taste it. In the opening minutes we are treated to one of Choreographer Bob Fosse's routines with Eddie Foy Jnr. and Rita Shaw singing and stepping to 'I'll never get jealous again ' and as the show moves on more memorable sequences appear like Carol Haney dancing to ' Steam Heat,' Doris Day singing ' Seven and a Half cents ' and everyone it seems giving a rousing rendition of ' Hernando's Hideaway.' The Pajama Game is alive with Fiftie's colour, vigour and good old fashioned song and dance, put together by ideas and talent that perhaps in those days we had the chance to take it all for granted. Sadly.....these days, with the absence of musicals we don't have that opportunity.


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