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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 »
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Workers in a pajama factory fight to get a 7 1/2 cent raise! 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:
John Raitt's only leading film role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sid is singing into the Dictaphone, he sings, "Are you just too far gone to hear?" but when he plays the song back, the Dictaphone plays, "Are you too much in love to hear?"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:
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Workers in a pajama factory fight to get a 7 1/2 cent raise!, 18 August 2006
Author: tomdarragh from Ireland

One of the truly unsung musicals of the 1950s, with a remarkably convincing performance from Doris Day, an impressive movie debut by John Raitt and wonderful choreography by Bob Fosse.

Pajama Game is probably one of the two most successful musical movies that Warner Bros produced, the other, of course, also starring Doris Day: "Calamity Jane", which reversed the order of Adler and Ross's wonderful creation by moving to the theatrical stage after the movie was made.

Stanley Donen and George Abbot have produced and directed a total joy of a movie, creating a believable factory environment and giving the union demands for a pay rise the full strength.

Carol Haney (from the record breaking Broadway production) makes a wonderful front office employee and with her number "Steam Heat" gives Fosse's choreographic skills full rein!

Truly a joy of a movie, wonderfully photographed in magical colours and in excellently framed CinemaScope. How hard to think this film has been overlooked for so long. Definitely a must for any fan of musical movies and it warrants repeated viewing on a regular basis.

A gem just waiting to be rediscovered.

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