The Pajama Game (1957)

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An Iowa pajama factory worker falls in love with an affable superintendent who had been hired by the factory's boss to help oppose the workers' demand for a pay rise.

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6 July 2004 | drednm
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| Day and Raitt Rate
in this breezy version of the 50s stage smash. Fun all the way with many songs that became 50s standards: "Hey There," "Hernando's Hideaway," "Steam Heat." Great supporting cast led by Carol Haney, Reta Shaw, Eddie Foy, Jr., Ralph Dunn, Thelma Pelish, and Barbara Nichols. Peter Gennaro is one of the dancers. Raitt is hunky and butch in the musical lead, and Day is at her tomboy best. "There Once Was a Man" is a super duet for the stars, allowing them to be be funny while they belt out this classic, while Shaw and Foy shine in "Picture This." The "Hey There" number with Raitt playing back the song on his dictaphone and responding to it is a true classic and was also a smash 50s hit for Rosemary Clooney.

But Haney just about steals the show as Gladys in the "Steam Heat" and "Once a Year Day" numbers. She's also hilarious in the "Hernando's Hideaway" number and following comic scenes. Haney is a combo of Gwen Verdon, Carol Burnett & Alice Ghostley. Haney was also a featured dancer in Kiss Me Kate. Great fun.

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