Pal Joey ★★★ 1957
Musical comedy about an opportunistic singer who courts a wealthy socialite in hopes that she will finance his nightclub. His play results in comedic complications. Stellar choreography, fine direction, and beautiful costumes complement performances headed by Hayworth and Sinatra. Oscar overlooked his pal Joey when awards were handed out. Songs include some of Rodgers and Hart's best. Based on John O'Hara's book and play. ♫Zip; Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered; I Could Write a Book; That Terrific Rainbow; Whad Do I Care for a Dame?; Happy Hunting Horn; Plant You Now, Dig You Later; Do It the Hard Way; Take Him. 109m/C VHS, DVD . Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, Barbara Nichols, Hank Henry, Elizabeth Patterson; D: George Sidney; W: Dorothy Kingsley; C: Harold Lipstein; M: Richard Rodgers. Golden Globes ‘58: Actor—Mus./Comedy (Sinatra).