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Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay)
John O'Hara (from the musical play book by)
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Release Date:
25 October 1957 (USA) See more »
From Your Pal, Columbia! See more »
Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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When old blue eyes sings, all is forgiven... See more (67 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rita Hayworth ... Vera Prentice-Simpson

Frank Sinatra ... Joey Evans

Kim Novak ... Linda English

Barbara Nichols ... Gladys
Bobby Sherwood ... Ned Galvin
Hank Henry ... Mike Miggins

Elizabeth Patterson ... Mrs. Casey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Franklyn Farnum ... Guest at Charity Ball (scenes deleted)

Bess Flowers ... Guest at Charity Ball (scenes deleted)

Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Forsythe (scenes deleted)

Leon Alton ... Printer Salesman (uncredited)
Isabel Analla ... (uncredited)

Robert Anderson ... Policeman (uncredited)
Maurice Argent ... Second Tailor (uncredited)

Tol Avery ... Detective (uncredited)

Al Bain ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Rita Barrett ... Stripper (uncredited)
Eddie Bartell ... Barker (uncredited)
Herman Belmonte ... Guest at Charity Ball (uncredited)
Steve Benton ... Electrician (uncredited)
Barry Bernard ... Vera's Butler (uncredited)

Gail Bonney ... Heavyset Woman (uncredited)
Sue Boomer ... Secretary (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Waiter (uncredited)
Paul Cesari ... Pet Store Co-Owner (uncredited)

George Chan ... Chinese Pianist (uncredited)

Barrie Chase ... Dancer in Daydream Sequence (uncredited)
Sydney Chatton ... Barker (uncredited)
Dick Cherney ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Nellie Gee Ching ... Chinese Dancer (uncredited)
Jane Chung ... Flower Lady (uncredited)
Jean Corbett ... Dancer (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Giselle D'Arc ... Vera's Maid (uncredited)
Judy Dan ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Jules Davis ... Red-Faced Man (uncredited)

George DeNormand ... Guest at Charity Ball (uncredited)

Rudy Diaz ... Detective (uncredited)
Helen Elliot ... Travelers' Aid (uncredited)
Elizabeth Fenton ... Chinese Dancer (uncredited)
Michael Ferris ... First Tailor (uncredited)
George Ford ... Electrician (uncredited)
Allen Gin ... Chinese Drummer (uncredited)
Everett Glass ... Pet Store Owner (uncredited)
Bob Glenn ... Sailor (uncredited)
Connie Graham ... Stripper (uncredited)
Jo Ann Greer ... Vera Simpson (singing voice) (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Guest at Charity Ball (uncredited)
Bobbie Jean Henson ... Stripper (uncredited)

John Hubbard ... Stanley (uncredited)
Ellie Kent ... Carol (uncredited)
Cheryl Kubert ... Girl Friend (uncredited)
Pat Lynn ... Chinese Dancer (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Guest at Charity Ball (uncredited)
Ramon Martinez ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Mara McAfee ... Sabrina (uncredited)
Henry McCann ... Shorty (uncredited)

Philo McCullough ... Guest at Charity Ball (uncredited)
Raymond A. McWalters ... Army Captain (uncredited)
Joe Miksak ... Barker (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ... Tony the Chef (uncredited)
Robin Morse ... Herb - Bartender (uncredited)

Charles Morton ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Jean Nakaba ... Chinese Dancer (uncredited)
Al Nalbandian ... Barker (uncredited)
George Nardelli ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Bek Nelson ... Lola (uncredited)
Ilsa Ostroffsky ... Stripper (uncredited)

Hermes Pan ... Choreographer at Dress Rehearsal (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Roberto Piperio ... Waiter (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Waiter (uncredited)
Edith Powell ... Stripper (uncredited)
Jack Railey ... Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
Mabel Rea ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Robert Reed ... Boy Friend (uncredited)

Mitchell Rhein ... Waiter (uncredited)

Leoda Richards ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Hermie Rose ... Bald Club Owner (uncredited)

John Roy ... Guest at Charity Ball (uncredited)

James Seay ... Livingston (uncredited)
Howard Sigrist ... Sidewalk Photographer (uncredited)
Jo Ann Smith ... Stripper (uncredited)
Snuffy ... Dog (uncredited)

Stephen Soldi ... Waiter (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Guest at Charity Ball (uncredited)
Trudy Stevens ... Linda English (singing voice) (uncredited)
Genie Stone ... Girl (uncredited)

Frank Sully ... Barker (uncredited)
Betty Utey ... Patsy (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... Col. Langley (uncredited)
Frank Wilimarth ... Sidewalk Artist (uncredited)
Andrew Wong ... Chinese Club Owner (uncredited)
Lessie Lynne Wong ... Chinese Dancer (uncredited)
Barbara Yung ... Chinese Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
George Sidney 
Writing credits
Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay)

John O'Hara (from the musical play book by)

Produced by
Fred Kohlmar .... producer
Cinematography by
Harold Lipstein (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Viola Lawrence 
Jerome Thoms 
Art Direction by
Walter Holscher 
Set Decoration by
Louis Diage 
William Kiernan 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
Makeup Department
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup artist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director (as Art Black)
Sound Department
Franklin Hansen .... sound
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Richard H. Kline .... camera operator (uncredited)
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Ralph James Hall .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
George Duning .... music adaptation
Lorenz Hart .... lyrics by: from the musical play
Fred Karger .... music adviser
Arthur Morton .... orchestrations
Nelson Riddle .... music adaptation
Nelson Riddle .... musical arrangements
Richard Rodgers .... music by: from the musical play
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
Morris Stoloff .... music supervisor
Liselotte Malkowsky .... playback singer (uncredited)
Bill Miller .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Paul Ernst Wilke .... German lyrics (uncredited)
Other crew
George Abbott .... produced on the stage by
Henri Jaffa .... Technicolor color consultant
Hermes Pan .... choreographer
Robert E. Blair .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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111 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:18 | Netherlands:AL | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2001) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #18727) | West Germany:18 (nf)

Did You Know?

If Frank Sinatra had refused the role of Joey, Harry Cohn would have considered Kirk Douglas for the part.See more »
Continuity: When Ned introduces Joey to Linda, Joey has his hands on the table. In the subsequent shot he is holding a cup, about to drink.See more »
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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Let's Dance (2009/I)See more »
My Funny ValentineSee more »


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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
When old blue eyes sings, all is forgiven..., 6 May 2006
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

George Sidney may not be one of Hollywood's best-known or most appreciated directors, but he does turn PAL JOEY into an enjoyable viewing experience by releasing it from stagebound sets and giving it an open air look that is refreshing and watchable, especially since the scene has been transferred to San Francisco rather than Chicago.

Some of the songs are borrowed from other Rodgers and Hart musicals, but when FRANK SINATRA sings standards like "There's A Small Hotel" and "The Lady Is A Tramp", he can do no wrong. He plays a no-good piano lounge lizard who has the world on a string as long as he stays one step ahead of the nightclub owner that he keeps making deals with.

The "mice" are played by RITA HAYWORTH and KIM NOVAK, Miss Hayworth making up for the badly-in-need-of-acting-coach Novak, who really stumbles in this one. Apparently George Sidney couldn't give her any guidance on how to play any of her scenes--the way Hitchcock did for "Vertigo". Their confrontation scene has no ooomph because Novak is simply not there and thus there are no real fireworks. Even so, Hayworth makes her character strong and possessive.

It's really Sinatra's show all the way and he delivers a solidly engaging performance, even though his character is lacking in what we might call integrity.

Enjoyable musical--Hayworth's "Zip" and "Bewitched" are nicely done even if she doesn't do her own vocals. The dancer magic is still there in the way she moves through any number she does.

Summing up: worth a look if you like musicals.

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