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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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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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This little old world wouldn't be the same without that extra special fun of... See more »


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Release Date:

10 December 1957 (Portugal)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Raitt's only leading film role. 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

Mae: We ain't giving up nothing!
Katie 'Babe' Williams, Grievance Committee: Wait a minute, don't you see? We've won!
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Featured in What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar (2009) See more »

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Once-A-Year-Day!
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Doris Day, John Raitt and Ensemble
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Once a Year Night
25 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Almost 30 years ago I went on my first flight ever (London). I was so excited but I made the fatal flaw of staying up to watch "The Pajama Game". I had never seen the film before and knew only 'Hey, There' from the score. Needless to say I became almost as excited about "Pajama Game" as about England! I am perplexed that some viewers find this film... boring (e.g. 'Pajama Lame'). People really do live on 'different planets'. For me, then as now, I am amazed that this film is so 'up'- with one rousing song after another ('I'm Not at All in Love', 'Once a Year Day', 'There Once Was a Man', 'Hernando's Hideaway', 'Steam Heat'). The quiet songs- 'Hey, There', 'Small Talk', and the video-appended 'The Man Who Invented Love' are charming too. How anyone can sleep-through or flat out dislike this film is beyond me. The film IS dated (male/female roles), very 1950s. But sometimes the '50s are a fun place to go. Doris' greatest Day. HJ


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