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The Pajama Game (1957)

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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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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 »

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When the Annual Picnic is announced on the banner outside the Sleeptite Pajama Factory, it shows it as Thursday, 12th July. If you look carefully at the calendar in Sid Sorokin's office, you will see that the 12th is a Monday. See more »

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Katie 'Babe' Williams, Grievance Committee: Married life is lots of fun / Two can sleep as cheap as one
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The Pajama Game
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
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Workers in a pajama factory fight to get a 7 1/2 cent raise!
18 August 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

One of the truly unsung musicals of the 1950s, with a remarkably convincing performance from Doris Day, an impressive movie debut by John Raitt and wonderful choreography by Bob Fosse.

Pajama Game is probably one of the two most successful musical movies that Warner Bros produced, the other, of course, also starring Doris Day: "Calamity Jane", which reversed the order of Adler and Ross's wonderful creation by moving to the theatrical stage after the movie was made.

Stanley Donen and George Abbot have produced and directed a total joy of a movie, creating a believable factory environment and giving the union demands for a pay rise the full strength.

Carol Haney (from the record breaking Broadway production) makes a wonderful front office employee and with her number "Steam Heat" gives Fosse's choreographic skills full rein!

Truly a joy of a movie, wonderfully photographed in magical colours and in excellently framed CinemaScope. How hard to think this film has been overlooked for so long. Definitely a must for any fan of musical movies and it warrants repeated viewing on a regular basis.

A gem just waiting to be rediscovered.


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