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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:
Makes you feel you're watching the Broadway show!! Fabulous! 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)
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
 
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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:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Katie 'Babe' Williams, Grievance Committee:Married life is lots of fun / Two can sleep as cheap as oneSee more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Racing With the ClockSee more »

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Makes you feel you're watching the Broadway show!! Fabulous!, 10 May 2001
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

With all of the original cast members intact (John Raitt, Reta Shaw, Gwen Verdon, Eddie Foy, Jr.) except for the exceptionally talented Doris Day filling in for Janis Paige, 'The Pajama Game' is rollicking good fun and a smash hit once again with all of Bob Fosse's show-stopping choreography given top-rate exposure.

Who would think a story about a labor dispute in a pajama factory could be turned into such a joyous musical? Carol Haney is priceless doing 'Steam Heat' and 'Hernando's Hideaway' with great finesse. Day sings her heart out on 'Hey There' and other tunes, while Raitt reprises his Broadway role as the factory foreman who comes up against the stubborn and feisty Babe, head of the grievance committee. Day and Raitt can do no wrong, whether they're singing a ballad or a jump tune, whether singing or dancing, whether sparring or smooching. It's all great fun done up in gaudy technicolor and undoubtedly one of the great film musicals of the '50s, the kind that we sorely miss today. One great song-and-dance routine follows another with no shortage of imagination as to staging and concept. A treasure!

See it and enjoy!!

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