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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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Cast

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 ...
Dancer
Kenneth LeRoy ...
Dancer
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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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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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Trivia

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

When viewed in slow motion, the knives Hines supposedly throws at Babe actually pop out from behind the board. 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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A New Town is a Blue Town
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Sung by John Raitt
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Day and Raitt Rate
6 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

in this breezy version of the 50s stage smash. Fun all the way with many songs that became 50s standards: "Hey There," "Hernando's Hideaway," "Steam Heat." Great supporting cast led by Carol Haney, Reta Shaw, Eddie Foy, Jr., Ralph Dunn, Thelma Pelish, and Barbara Nichols. Peter Gennaro is one of the dancers. Raitt is hunky and butch in the musical lead, and Day is at her tomboy best. "There Once Was a Man" is a super duet for the stars, allowing them to be be funny while they belt out this classic, while Shaw and Foy shine in "Picture This." The "Hey There" number with Raitt playing back the song on his dictaphone and responding to it is a true classic and was also a smash 50s hit for Rosemary Clooney.

But Haney just about steals the show as Gladys in the "Steam Heat" and "Once a Year Day" numbers. She's also hilarious in the "Hernando's Hideaway" number and following comic scenes. Haney is a combo of Gwen Verdon, Carol Burnett & Alice Ghostley. Haney was also a featured dancer in Kiss Me Kate. Great fun.


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