Joey shrugs it off and is last seen moving on to the next girl. But Matthew Risch, who has never had a leading-man role on Broadway, doesn't even approximate such dreaminess. This is probably Frankie's first full-on ring-a-ding character, after his preliminary womanizer in The Tender Trap.
Sony Pictures' Choice Collection line of hard-to-find library, foreign, and cult titles has re-released the not-so-hard-to-find-on-DVD Pal Joey, the musical drama from Columbia Pictures. Due to the seamy nature of the plot and the double- and single-entendre song lyrics especially the original words for "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered", which you aren't likely to hear on most mainstream recordings of this tunePal Joey could not be faithfully filmed back in the s.
Some show people, however, never learn a lesson. Other commentators have noted that when "I Could Write a Book" is heard outside the context of Pal Joey, it comes across as a guileless love ballad, which is its reputation as an American standard song.
Jazz singer, with big ambitions to be a star performer in 's Chicago. Released on October 25,Pal Joey proved to be a nice-sized hit for Columbia, pleasing most of the critics and coming in at the end of the year as the tenth most-popular movie at the box office.
This production featured a new book by Richard Greenbergbased on the original book by John O'Harawith music direction by Paul Gemignaniand choreography by Graciela Daniele.
Sinatra's Joey Evans character has been transformed into a more sympathetic Frank Sinatra clone. Forced to woo her to get his gig back, Joey slays the lonely Vera, who thinks she's in love and who is willing to back Joey's big dream: 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.
Tacky 'dream' images of still photos of Hayworth and Novak link the pieces together. The story takes place in Chicago's South Side, and its colorful history that originates from the days of Al Capone and bad, bad Leroy Brown, is somewhat recaptured in this new production.
Playing Gladys Bumps as if she understudied Gypsy Rose Lee in a prior incarnation, Plimpton comes out in black lacy underwear, belting, bumping and grinding like a musical veteran. True, there's no doubt that Pal Joey best captures on film the iconography of that entity "Sinatra" we cherish the most: Pal Joey ran for performances.
Novak, for my money, was the premiere sex symbol of her time please don't even mention the blousy Marilyn Monroe --gorgeous and erotic and unreachably mysterious--so anything that illuminates her thoughts on her career is most welcome.
There is a hard-boiled briskness to his work, a film-noir sensibility in its punchy dialogue that ricochets lickety-split across the stage. Even so, just to watch the beautiful Hayworth and Novak sharing the same screen and man is delightful enough.
Sinatra's character is now so much like his own public personality, that the show might well have been re-titled Pal Frankie.
Printer Friendly Blah, lightweight, miscalculated Hollywood version of the famed Broadway musical. Total of 14 tunes are intertwined with the plot, 10 of them being reprised from the original. In a torchy rendition of "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," sung next to a sleeping Joey, we're left cold, wondering why she doesn't use her money to get a life.
The Song is Ended: But the preparation went for nothing when Frank arrived unwilling to commit to the effort. He'd have to be Svengali. Paul Mavis is an internationally published movie and television historian, a member of the Online Film Critics Societyand the author of The Espionage Filmography.
All of this aborted stripping action has been lifted from the plays's original stripper character. What does matter, though, is this movie version's biggest switcheroo: A Review by Polly Wittenberg. If the scene of Joey's nightclub operations has been changed from Chicago to San Francisco and his talents switched from hoofing to warbling, no great harm has been done.
Joey, smelling an opportunity, jumps on the stage and lands the job from the suspicious Mike, who knows all about the troubles Joey brings to his employers Joey abandons his wholesome girlfriend Linda English, to charm a rich, married older woman, Vera Simpson, in the hope that she'll set him up in business.
Dorothy Kingsley's screenplay, from John O'Hara's book, is skillful rewriting, with colorful characters and solid story built around the Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart songs. Not even innocent Linda from Milwaukee, played by relative newcomer Jenny Fellner.
The show made Gene Kelly a star. No subtitles or closed-captions. However, according to an update at the top of the notice, the production has now been cancelled. Sinatra and Hayworth are good, but not as good as they could have been in a more authentic treatment. Richard LaGravenese pens the revised book.
The reshuffled characterizations allow all three stars to sing and dance, although both Hayworth's and Novak's singing voices are dubbed by others.
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How Insensitive Lyrics. In addition to that wonderful classic song, "I Could Write a Book" and "Zip" are the only other ditties that'll make you wish for the good old days of the standards, and if you've seen the movie, you're probably wondering what happened to "There's a Small Hotel" and Frank Sinatra's definitive version of "The Lady Is a Tramp.".
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