Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now rich widow Vera Simpson, the two lecherous souls seem made for each other. That is, until Linda English comes along. Linda is a "mouse on the line" and built like there's no tomorrow. But she's the typical good little girl from a good little home -- just the right ingredient to louse up Joey's cushy set up. Written by
JOY STORY OF JOEY...(the heel)!
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Did You Know?
After Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn
saw the success of Gene Kelly
and Rita Hayworth
in Cover Girl
(1944), he promised this film to them (Kelly had his big break by creating the role of Joey Evans on Broadway). Sadly, the story took another 15 years to reach the screen and by that time Kelly was under contract to MGM. Hayworth was cast as the older woman, with Kim Novak
now playing the younger woman. See more
The magazine on the bed near Linda disappears while Joey is looking at her from the deck. See more
After all, two years is a long time between... drinks.
Referenced in Picket Fences: Pal Joey
Do It the Hard Way
Music by Richard Rodgers
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