IMDb > The Pajama Game (1957)
The Pajama Game
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Pajama Game (1957) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 15 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
6.9/10   2,084 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 58% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers:
George Abbott (screenplay) and
Richard Bissell (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Pajama Game on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
10 December 1957 (Portugal) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Based on the hit Broadway musical, featuring the choreography of Bob Fosse. See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
High-energy musical that may surprise you. See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Doris Day ... Katherine 'Babe' Williams
John Raitt ... Sid Sorokin
Carol Haney ... Gladys Hotchkiss
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Vernon 'Hinesie' Hines

Reta Shaw ... Mabel

Barbara Nichols ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florine Carlan ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Drusilla Davis ... Dancer (uncredited)
Harvey Evans ... Dancer (uncredited)
William A. Forester ... Joe Miller (uncredited)
Franklyn Fox ... Pop (uncredited)
Otis Griffith ... Otis (uncredited)
Elmore Henderson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Kathy Marlowe ... Holly (uncredited)
Howard Parker ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dolores Starr ... Dancer (uncredited)
Larri Thomas ... Pajama Girl (uncredited)
Fred Villani ... Tony - Headwaiter (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ... Helper (uncredited)

Directed by
George Abbott 
Stanley Donen 
 
Writing credits
George Abbott (screenplay) and
Richard Bissell (screenplay)

George Abbott (book) and
Richard Bissell (book)

Richard Bissell (novel "7½ Cents")

Produced by
George Abbott .... producer
Frederick Brisson .... associate producer
Stanley Donen .... producer
Robert E. Griffith .... associate producer
Harold Prince .... associate producer (as Harold S. Prince)
 
Original Music by
Ray Heindorf (uncredited)
Howard Jackson (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr.  (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
William H. Ziegler  (as William Ziegler)
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm C. Bert  (as Malcolm Bert)
 
Set Decoration by
William L. Kuehl  (as William Kuehl)
 
Costume Design by
Jean Eckart 
William Eckart 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chuck Hansen .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Llewellyn .... assistant director (as Russ Llewellyn)
 
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
Dolph Thomas .... sound
Glenn E. Anderson .... boom operator (uncredited)
James DePatie .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Hal R. Makelim .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Eugene Marks .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Billy Mauch .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Stradling Jr. .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank L. Thompson .... assistant costume designer (as Frank Thompson)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Buddy Bregman .... orchestrator
Charles Henderson .... vocal arranger
Nelson Riddle .... orchestrator
Ray Heindorf .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
George Abbott .... stage director
Frederick Brisson .... stage producer (as Brisson)
Bob Fosse .... choreographer
Robert E. Griffith .... stage producer (as Griffith)
Harold Prince .... stage producer (as Prince)
Jerome Robbins .... stage director
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
101 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #18393) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
39% of the cast is from the original Broadway production.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Mae:We ain't giving up nothing!
Katie 'Babe' Williams, Grievance Committee:Wait a minute, don't you see? We've won!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
7 1/2 CentsSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
High-energy musical that may surprise you., 15 February 1999
Author: Hinda from Los Angeles or thereabouts

Who'd have thought that a labor dispute could be such fun? Just add Doris Day's smile, Bob Fosse's choreography, amazing music and dancers and a bag of popcorn! This is a highly energetic film, super-charged with charisma. I can't count the number of times I hit "pause" and "rewind" just to get another look at a surprise dance move. Boy, do I dare say that this may have been what "Grease" was hoping it could aspire to? I want to see this one again real soon!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (49 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Pajama Game (1957)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Which DVD to buy? the_potato_phantom
STEAM HEAT dancers...who are they? slpearce
Adler and Ross are missing heyjoe89
Carol Haney vs. Reta Shaw jrhpax
Steam Heat dmnemaine
7 1/2 cents kathleencurley1
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
One Touch of Venus Show Boat A Place in the Sun Gentlemen Prefer Blondes The Sound of Music
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.