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The Pajama Game (1957) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Stanley Donen and George Abbott and produced by Olivia de Havilland, Stanley Donen, George Abbott, Frederick Brisson and Robert E. Griffith.

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On DVD: Doris Day in The Pajama Game (1957)

By KC on Aug 22, 2019 From Classic Movies

I’ve always viewed The Pajama Game (1957) as an oddity among musicals. How else can you look at a romance blossoming among workers’ strikes and labor negotiations? Compounding that is a soundtrack which mixes utterly forgettable tunes with some of the greatest classics of the genre and o... Read full article


Playing The Pajama Game

By Rick29 on Dec 14, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

John Raitt & Doris Day. New superintendent Sid Sorokin (John Raitt) has his hands full at the Sleeptite pajama factory. The company's disgruntled employees want a 7½ cents raise and the company's stingy owner isn't about to give in. Sid's life becomes even more complicated when he meets Ba... Read full article


Playing The Pajama Game

By Rick29 on Dec 14, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

John Raitt & Doris Day. New superintendent Sid Sorokin (John Raitt) has his hands full at the Sleeptite pajama factory. The company's disgruntled employees want a 7½ cents raise and the company's stingy owner isn't about to give in. Sid's life becomes even more complicated when he meets Ba... Read full article


The Pajama Game (1957)

By Beatrice on Jun 18, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Pajama Game Directed by George Abbott and Stanley Donen Written by George Abbott and Richard Bissell 1957/USA Warner Bros. Repeat viewing/DVD Collection This musical was a childhood favorite and I still love it. The workers in an Iowa pajama factory have been petitioning management for a 7 ... Read full article


FABULOUS FILMS OF THE '50S: THE PAJAMA GAME (1957)

By The Lady Eve on May 24, 2014 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

The Classic Movie Blog Association is hosting a Fabulous Films of the '50s blogathon from May 22 - 26. This is my entry for the event - click here for links to all participating member blogs. ~ Doris Day began to make her way as a big band singer in 1939. She scored several million-selling rec... Read full article


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The original Broadway production of "The Pajama Game" opened at the St. James Theater in New York on May 13, 1954, ran for 1,063 performances and won the 1955 Tony Award for the Best Musical. Shirley MacLaine was in the ensemble and was an understudy to Carol Haney. Miss MacLaine did go on for Miss Haney at least once during the Broadway run, allowing her to perform the popular songs "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway". John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr., Reta Shaw, Thelma Pelish, Ralph Dunn, Ralph W. Chambers, Mary Stanton and Buzz Miller were in the original cast and recreated their roles in the movie version.
A song written specifically for Doris Day, "The Man Who Invented Love" (music and lyrics by Richard Adler), wound up on the cutting-room floor. Currently, the recording can be listened to on the soundtrack CD from Collectables, and the footage can be watched on the DVD from Warner Home Video.
John Raitt's only leading film role.
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