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Pal Joey (1957)

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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 ... 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 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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25 October 1957 (USA)  »

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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 »

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The magazine on the bed near Linda disappears while Joey is looking at her from the deck. See more »

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Joey Evans: After all, two years is a long time between... drinks.
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Do It the Hard Way
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Music by Richard Rodgers
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Gorgeous Women, Gorgeous Cinematography, and SINATRA!!!
12 January 2000 | by (Buffalo, NY) – See all my reviews

I just purchased the DVD of Pal Joey and the picture and colors are breathtaking. It is wonderful to see the scope of 1957 Frisco in digital Widescreen. I will say that those expecting a full, true musical, might be dissappointed. It is a lighthearted movie that contains songs. AND WHAT SONGS THEY ARE. The Rogers and Hart songs never sounded better and it is always a treat to SEE Sinatra perform them, especially here in 1957 when he was at the peak of his artistry. The look and feel of the movie is quite modern, and although tame in comparison to modern films, the script is coy and sexy. It is lighthearted fun and entertainment and all do a fine job in their roles. (Sinatra won a Golden Globe for best actor) . One could only hope that they hurry and remaster the rest of the Sinatra catalog on DVD. Next should be "Hole in the Head". I welcome any and all comments...email me!!


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