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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 rise.

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

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Babe Williams
John Raitt 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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Based on the hit Broadway musical, featuring the choreography of Bob Fosse. See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1957 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Il gioco del pigiama See more »

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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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Trivia

The Sleeptite Pajama Factory's annual picnic takes place on Thursday 12th July, so dating the film to 1956. See more »

Goofs

Number and configuration of empty beer bottles on Babe's kitchen table changes throughout scene. See more »

Quotes

[Union leaders try to think of ways to disrupt the pajama factory]
Brenda: How about if the packers put the size large bottoms with the size small tops?
Prez: Sure. Now, that's what I mean. That's constructive.
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Small Talk
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Doris Day, John Raitt and Ensemble
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Fifties magic
19 December 1999 | by elgeeSee all my reviews

When it was released in 1957, The Pajama Game joined a long procession of song and dance Movies that grabbed us all who watched them with their energy, vitality and infectious romance. Doris Day bounces and radiates her way across the screen as only she can and has done many times previously in musicals, singing, dancing and looking great, teaming up this time with some of the cast from the Broadway Production, Eddie Foy Jnr., Carol Haney, Rita Shaw and John Raitt. As you would expect from this array of talent something special would arrive, and it didn't take long for us to taste it. In the opening minutes we are treated to one of Choreographer Bob Fosse's routines with Eddie Foy Jnr. and Rita Shaw singing and stepping to 'I'll never get jealous again ' and as the show moves on more memorable sequences appear like Carol Haney dancing to ' Steam Heat,' Doris Day singing ' Seven and a Half cents ' and everyone it seems giving a rousing rendition of ' Hernando's Hideaway.' The Pajama Game is alive with Fiftie's colour, vigour and good old fashioned song and dance, put together by ideas and talent that perhaps in those days we had the chance to take it all for granted. Sadly.....these days, with the absence of musicals we don't have that opportunity.


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