My first time seeing it, and I've never seen the show, either. So far, so good. Sad because she has been so incredibly good-looking. Her sad life had begun to catch up with her.
The title character, Joey Evans, is a manipulative small-time nightclub performer whose ambitions lead him into an affair with the wealthy, middle-aged and married Vera Simpson.
Joey Evans, an unsympathetic but charming protagonist, deviated from the norm of most musical comedies. The lead part was originally intended for Marlon Brando with George Cukor directing, but it was ultimately played by Frank Sinatra under the helm of George Sidney.
The protag, Joey Evans, is essentially a schemingly rotten, unapologetically upwardly mobile guy, who does not hesitate to dump his nice girl who truly love him, when she becomes an obstacle to his ambitious career.
On Broadway, it was played by the very youn Gene Kelly, who was not a movie star yet. Columbia bought the rights for the show as a vehicle for Kelly.
But by the time the film was seriously considered, Kelly had become a big MGM star. But inwhen the screen version was finally released, movie censorship was beginning to relax. The relationship between Joey and his older benefactress Vera Simpson Rita Hayworth, who in real life was younger than Sinatra, but was beginning to age rapidly is implied and suggested rather than overtly stated.
My favorite songs in the movie are: Even so, just to watch the beautiful Hayworth and Novak sharing the same screen and man is delightful enough.
Columbia Sound Department, John P. Livadary sound director Film Editing:It took Pal Joey 17 years to get from Broadway to Hollywood, largely because the original source material was a little too racy for filming in The film still softens the story and characters a bit, but it maintains the tart, snappy flow of the dialogue/5(4).
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The CD reissue adds as bonus tracks: Segal's interview with Mike Wallace about the musical, a performance of "Bewitched" (with the clean lyrics!) from a radio show, and Lang's performance of "I Could Write a Book" from a TV show. Pal Joey is a musical with a book by John O'Hara and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
The musical is based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker, which he later published in novel form. I Could Write A Book - Pal Joey The Musical - broadway musical lyrics.
PAL If they asked me, I could write a book about the way you walk and whisper and look. I could write a preface on how we met so the world would never forget. And the simple secret of the plot is just to tell them that I .