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Writers:
George Abbott (screenplay) and
Richard Bissell (screenplay) ...
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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 »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A wonderful almost forgotten musical See more (49 total) »

Cast

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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)
Jack 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
 
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Runtime:
101 min
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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

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Trivia:
The soundtrack LP, released by Columbia Records, vaulted to ninth position among "Billboard"'s popular albums.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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Soundtrack:
7 1/2 CentsSee more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful almost forgotten musical, 12 December 2005
Author: Isaac5855 from United States

The 1957 film version of the Broadway musical THE PAJAMA GAME is one of the best translations of a stage musical to the screen ever. The screen version is extremely loyal to its origins, utilizing almost all of the original Broadway cast (except for Janis Paige, who lost the role of Babe to 50's box office powerhouse Doris Day)and keeping most of the original score intact (only one song "Hers Is" was not used in the film and a song written especially for Doris for the film, ended up being cut). This delightfully original musical centers around the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory where the head of the grievance committee (Doris) is trying to negotiate a 7 and a 1/2 cent raise for the factory workers by butting heads with the new factory supervisor (John Raitt, reprising his Broadway role)but eventually falling for him. Musicals were past their prime by the time this one made it to the screen, but it is still beautifully mounted and has some of the greatest songs in musical comedy ("Hey, There", "I'm not at all in love", "There Once was a Man"). Day and Raitt make an engaging screen couple (Day has rarely been so adult or sexy on screen) and the imaginative choreography by the legendary Bob Fosse is a big plus. Carol Haney's "Steam Heat" is classic Fosse and one of the highlights of this wonderful stage musical that inexplicably died at the box office upon release. A great musical that is a must for Day and Fosse fans.

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