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The Pajama Game (1957)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  10 December 1957 (Portugal)
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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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Babe Williams
John Raitt ...
Sid Sorokin
Carol Haney ...
Gladys Hotchkiss
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Vernon 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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10 December 1957 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Il gioco del pigiama  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(WarnerColor)

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1.85 : 1
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A song written specifically for Doris Day, "The Man Who Invented Love" (music and lyrics by Richard Adler), wound up on the cutting-room floor. Currently, the recording can be listened to on the soundtrack CD from Collectables, and the footage can be watched on the DVD from Warner Home Video. See more »

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Pepsi-Cola machine next to stairway in factory changes: In earlier scene, it is large unobstructed dispenser with lit sign on side; a few days later, when Babe and co-workers are lunching nearby, it is much smaller, with no side lighting and racks for empty bottles on side. 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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Hey There
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Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Sung by Doris Day
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The quintessential 1950s musical comedy
4 May 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I believe "The Pajama Game" is the quintessential 1950s musical comedy. Although the film cut a few of the songs from the Broadway version, there were none added, so what is seen is a very faithful version of the source material. Another bonus with the film is that much of the Broadway cast is featured in the movie version.

Doris Day, is as usual, wonderful, as is a young Bob Fosse's choreography. The "Steam Heat" and "Once A Year Day" numbers are highlights.

The DVD features a cut number written for the movie. It is quite good, but it is also understandable why they didn't use it, in that it would have slowed the momentum of the film had it been used.

All in all a very entertaining film.


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