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Pal Joey (1957)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1957 Wide

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The John O'Hara/Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Broadway musical Pal Joey created quite a stir during its original theatrical run in 1940. Here we had a heel of a hero who sleeps with a wealthy older woman in order to realize his dream of owning his own nightclub, and who breaks the heart of the girl who truly loves him when she impedes his plans to get ahead. Blossom Time it wasn't. Due to the seamy nature of the plot and the double- and single-entendre song lyrics (especially the original words

Dec 14, 1999

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Due to restrictions of the Production Code, George Sidney's musical of John O'Hara's outre 1940 stage show is compromised, but there some good songs and visual pleasure in watchning Columbia's stars Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak (though they're dubbed).

February 14, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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The film goes up in flames when its '50s morality rears its ugly head.

June 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sinatra is fantastic.

December 19, 2005
ColeSmithey.com

The first half of the film is light-hearted and full of wonderful musical numbers ... but Sinatra shows his acting ability in the second half.

April 3, 2004
WaffleMovies.com

Flawed, but see it for Rita.

April 3, 2003
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Audience Reviews for Pal Joey

A pretty good movie with a brilliant cast, I didn't get to see the whole film, but it looked pretty good. I'd like to see the whole movie sometime.
November 17, 2010
ajv2688

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Probably better as a musical then a lame movie.
December 21, 2007
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