Pal Joey Overview:

Pal Joey (1957) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by George Sidney and produced by Fred Kohlmar.

Academy Awards 1957 --- Ceremony Number 30 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Walter Holscher; Set Decoration: William Kiernan, Louis DiageNominated
Best Costume DesignJean LouisNominated
Best Film EditingViola Lawrence, Jerome ThomsNominated
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Linda English: What did I do last night?
Joey Evans: You kissed me.
Linda English: I wasn't myself.
Joey Evans: Whoever you were, you were great!


Joey Evans: The only thing I'm superstitious about is 13 in a bed.


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.


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Columbia Studios head Harry Cohn suggested Marlene Dietrich for the role of Vera Simpson. Dietrich turned down the part but suggested her friend Frank Sinatra for the role of Joey after Gene Kelly was denied the part. Cohn suggested Jack Lemmon before Sinatra was eventually cast.
Rita Hayworth's own singing voice is heard in the introductions to her songs otherwise dubbed by Jo Ann Greer.
'Kim Novak''s singing voice was dubbed by Trudy Stevens (nee Gertrude Ewan).
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