Pal Joey
Pal Joey (1957)

In this filmization of the John O'Hara/Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Broadway musical, ambitious singer/dancer Joey is still something of a louse, but a redeemable one. The relationship between Joey and his older benefactress Vera Simpson… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 25, 1957
DVD Release Date: December 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Due to restrictions of the Production Code, George Sidney's musical of John O'Hara's outre 1940 stage show is compromised, but there some good songs and visual pleasure in watchning Columbia's stars Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak (though they're dubbed).

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Willie Waffle

The first half of the film is light-hearted and full of wonderful musical numbers ... but Sinatra shows his acting ability in the second half.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film goes up in flames when its '50s morality rears its ugly head.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Flawed, but see it for Rita.

Cole Smithey

Sinatra is fantastic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A charming singer woos a wealthy widow and slum-woos a chorus girl. The only good thing about this film is the music. Hearing Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, and… More
Aj V
A pretty good movie with a brilliant cast, I didn't get to see the whole film, but it looked pretty good. I'd like to see the whole movie sometime.
Sunil Jawahir
Probably better as a musical then a lame movie.