Pajama Game

Directed By: Stanley Donen George Abbott Starring: Doris Day

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Employees of the sleeptite pajama factory are looking for a raise 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 talking about more than job actions!


Studio Warner
SKU 40709332
UPC 012569705999
UPC 14 00012569705999
Format DVD
Release Date 4/26/2005
Big Business
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Pajamas, love, singing, and labor union vs. management conflicts create the colorful basis of THE PAJAMA GAME, based on the Broadway musical. Chock-full of musical numbers and romantic subplots, the real story is the seven-and-a-half-cents-per-hour raise the pajama factory workers are demanding to keep their salaries comparable with other garment workers' pay. Sid (John Raitt), the new superintendent of the factory, pushes both himself and the workers hard in order to prove himself to the owner, but a visit by the union grievances committee in the form of lovely but tough Babe (Doris Day) brings out his softer, romantic side. Despite their love, Babe warns Sid that the union-management turmoil will cause problems for them too, and Sid has to juggle his job, his heart, and his conscience to find a solution that will solve everything.
Plot Summary
Summary Labor representative Babe and pajama-factory superintendent Sid lock horns in THE PAJAMA GAME over a pay raise demanded by the factory workers. The sparks they strike soon start fires of romance despite their antagonistic positions at work. When Sid is forced to fire Babe during a work slowdown, their problems seem insurmountable, but Sid thinks he can find the key to the solution. Every character seems to have his or her own song in this film based on the Broadway musical; Sid and Babe's "There Once Was a Man" is especially engaging.
USA Today "...Bob Fosse did the splendid choreography....There's a good number every 10 minutes..." 03/30/1990 p.3D
Stanley Donen
George Abbott
Doris Day
Cast & Crew
Carol Haney - Actor
Doris Day - Actor
Eddie Foy, Jr. - Actor
George Abbott - Director
George Abbott - Screenplay
George Abbott - Based On Play By
George Abbott, et al. - Producer
Harry Stradling Sr. - Cinematographer
Jerry Ross - Musical Score
John Raitt - Actor
Richard Adler - Musical Score
Richard Bissell - Writer
Stanley Donen - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1957
Catalog ID 70599
UPC 00012569705999
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review Adaptation of the Broadway musical hit--with much of its original cast intact--virtually defines the
ReviewRating 8
DVD, No Longer Produced
Apollo Guide The Adler and Ross songs, Bob Fosse choreography and experienced Broadway cast pull it off skilfully.

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