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The Pajama Game (1957)

An Iowa pajama factory worker falls in love with an affable superintendent who had been hired by the factory's boss to help oppose the workers' demand for a pay raise.

Writers:

George Abbott (screenplay), Richard Bissell (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Babe Williams
John Raitt ... Sid Sorokin
Carol Haney ... Gladys Hotchkiss
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Vernon Hines
Reta Shaw ... Mabel
Barbara Nichols ... Poopsie
Thelma Pelish ... Mae
Jack Straw Jack Straw ... Prez
Ralph Dunn ... Myron Hasler
Owen Martin Owen Martin ... Max
Jackie Kelk ... First Helper
Ralph W. Chambers Ralph W. Chambers ... Charlie (as Ralph Chambers)
Mary Stanton Mary Stanton ... Brenda
Buzz Miller Buzz Miller ... Dancer
Kenneth LeRoy Kenneth LeRoy ... Dancer
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Storyline

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. Babe Williams is their feisty employee representative but she may have found her match in shop superintendent Sid Sorokin. When the two get together they wind up discussing a whole lot more than job actions! Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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ALL THE BOY-CHASES-GIRL-CHASES-BOY ENTERTAINMENT OF THE RECORD-SMASHING BROADWAY HIT SENSATION! See more »


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Trivia

Nearly the entire cast was imported from the original Broadway production, with the exception of Doris Day as Babe, Barbara Nichols as Poopsie, Jack Straw as Prez and Kenneth LeRoy, who took over Peter Gennaro's dance role, as Gennaro had been drafted by Jerome Robbins to serve as assistant choreographer on "West Side Story." See more »

Goofs

Pepsi-Cola machine next to stairway in factory changes: In earlier scene, it is large unobstructed dispenser with lit sign on side; a few days later, when Babe and co-workers are lunching nearby, it is much smaller, with no side lighting and racks for empty bottles on side. See more »

Quotes

[Offstage, Vernon Hines, wildly jealous, throws knives at Gladys Hotchkiss. Myron Hasler, head of the pajama factory, thinks the knives are intended for him]
Myron Hasler: It's a plot to murder me... That's the work of foreigners.
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Soundtracks

Racing With the Clock
(reprise)
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Ensemble
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Remember the time, the context
24 November 2005 | by smith-684See all my reviews

I'm giving this movie 7 stars for Steam Heat with Carol Haney and the performances of almost everyone in the movie. The sexist angle that would now be called harassment in the workplace seriously dates the film but it is still entertaining. John Raitt comes on very strong but Doris Day more than holds her own. Carol Haney is the best thing in the film! Note Eddie Foy, Jr. in the role of Hinesy. Reta Shaw later gained fame as the housekeeper on The Ghost and Mrs. Muir television show. One of the most fun things about watching old movies is discovering the character actors we've become familiar with from television. Bob Fosse's choreography is splendid and Barbara Nichols is a riot.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1957 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pajama Game See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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