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.
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Did You Know?
According to Kim Novak
, Hermes Pan
had worked out a show-stopping dream sequence (an homage to An American in Paris
(1951)) with complicated dance moves-all of which was immediately thrown out by an imperious, obviously-irritated Frank Sinatra
who stomped on the set and started cutting "business" left and right. See more
When Joey sits down at Mrs. Simpson's table, her hands jump about between shots. See more
My mother always says a lady's a lady wherever she goes
And a bum's a bum wherever he goes.
Referenced in Full House: Pal Joey
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Rita Hayworth
(partially dubbed by Jo Ann Greer
Also reprised by Frank Sinatra See more