The Pajama Game
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The Broadway musical Pajama Game was based on Seven and a Half Cents. a comic novel about labor relations written by Richard Bissell. Doris Day stars as an employee at a pajama factory who becomes the spokesperson for her fellow workers when management refuses to give them a 7 1/2 cent raise. Complicating matters is the fact that Management is represented by handsome John Raitt, who happens to be in love with Day. A subplot involves Day's freewheeling co-worker Carol Haney and her insanely jealous boyfriend, factory-manager Eddie Foy Jr. Many of the cast members from the original Broadway… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a delicious, bright and cheerful film."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"Day particularly overdoes her schtick and sends the movie too often into self-parody"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"One of the better musicals of its era, and a fascinating fusion of two disparate genres."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"It may not be especially distinguished filmmaking, but historically, it's a treasure trove."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The Pajama Game may not be the greatest musical of all time..., but it's got some memorable songs and dances. And that's enough to carry the day."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"As the two leads' flowering romance begins to grow further apart, the strain is conveyed through the mechanized perfectionism of the choreography."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Underappreciated musical gem. One of Day's best, and oh, the "Steam Heat" number!"
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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