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Pal Joey (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 25 October 1957 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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 chorus 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 A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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JOY STORY OF JOEY...(the heel)! See more »

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Trivia

Flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya coached Kim Novak on some dance steps. See more »

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After she stops Joey giving Snuff a chicken leg, Linda picks up her skirt with both hands to sit. The following shot shows her sitting with her hands leaning on the table. See more »

Quotes

Linda English: I'm never drinking again.
Joey Evans: First hangover?
Linda English: Why does it feel so bad?
Joey Evans: It only feels so bad in the morning cause it feels so good the night before.
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What Do I Care For a Dame
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Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Kim Novak is beautiful and that is all there is to say
6 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Close ups of the 24 year old Kim Novak left me breathless. Her beauty. Her face. What a face! Her body. She was (and still is) a great beauty. I was numb from her beauty when she sang the Valentine song. I liked this movie very much. The best descriptive word I can think of to describe Pal Joey is "delightful." Even the dog was cute. A nice, delightful movie, right out of the 1950's. I thought all the actors did a splendid job--the acting, dialog, the story was fine. All in all, Pal Joey is an enjoyable and fun movie. It is interesting to watch movies made in the 1950's. What a difference from today's films. I highly recommend Pal Joey.


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