Pal Joey

Synopsis: Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now rich widow Vera Simpson, the two lecherous souls seem made for each other. That is, until Linda English comes along. Linda is a "mouse on the chorus line" and built like there's no tomorrow. But she's the typical good little girl from a good little home -- just the right ingredient to louse up Joey's cushy set up.
Director(s): George Sidney
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

Wait a minute, fellows.

You got this all wrong.

- l never laid a hand on her.

- We got there just in time.

That's the trouble with you nightclub

entertainers. You're all alike.

You think you can own

every dame in the country.

Show me a law in the country that says

l can't buy a doll a friendly drink.

No law, just don't buy a drink in your

hotel room for a doll that's underage.

- Let's get goin', bud.

- How'd l know she was jailbait?

She looked like she was 35.

Want I should ask

for a driver's license?

lf you had, you would have found out

she was the mayor's daughter.

But-- Well, can't

we talk this over?

Come on !

You're leaving town now!

- l can't. l'm broke.

- Here's your ticket.


All aboard!

Thank you.

- Taxi!

- Taxicab!

Cab, lady?

Taxi, sir?

No, thanks. l got my car

and chauffeur meetin' me.

Step lively for a tour

of San Francisco.

Aid, young man?

Can l give you aid?

- What did you have in mind?

- l beg your pardon.

- Lovely homes and gardens.

- Get your early morning paper.

Golden Gate Park,

the world-renowned Cliff House...

overlooking the Pacific.

- Let your hips swing around the whirl.

- Herm, you need a singer?

Singer? l don't care if you sing like a

nightingale. l'm runnin' a girls' show.

Legs, not tonsils.

l see what you mean.

Thanks a lot.

Hurry, hurry.

This is the place

you can write home about.

This is the spot.

Hurry, hurry.

The show is just about to begin.

Plenty of seats available.

Step right on in out of the rain.

Everybody happy on the inside.

We got the greatest show in town.

The greatest show.

Come on in and hear

Ned Galvin And His Galvinizers...

the hottest band in town.

We got the finest food in town.

Hurry, hurry.

Everybody happy on the inside.

Go on right in, bud.

Hey, hey!

How are your fortune cookies?

Hi, maestro.

Remember your old pal Joey?

How could l forget? You still owe me

What do you think l'm doing here?

l came back to pay you the loot.

- Oh, man, am l glad to see you.

- Sure.

Take it out of

my first week's salary.

Tell the management

l'm available.

- You're always available.

- You got to stay loose.

That's the trouble, you see,

but we have an M.C.

Excuse me a minute.

Listen, can't we go

someplace after the show?

Have a cup of coffee and

yak up old times? Have some laughs?

That'd be good,

but l got a date with a girl.

lf she's a good-looking chick,

bring her along.

She's good-lookin' all right.

You don't understand.

Joey's turned over a new leaf.

New Joey, huh?

Sure, how about that?

How good-lookin' is she?

Back again, huh?

I'm a red-hot mama

But I'm blue for you

l get purple with anger

At the things you do

And l'm green with envy

When you meet a dame

And you burn my heart up

With an orange flame

I'm a red-hot mama

But you're white and cold

Don't you know your mama

Has a heart of gold

Hey. Who's the mouse

with the built?

A terrific rainbow

over you and l

You got to lay off of her, Joey.

She's a nice kid.

She has ambition too.

She wants to be a singer.

By the way, l'm helping her

with some of her arrangements.

Looks like she's pretty

well arranged as it is.

- Has that crummy M.C. shown up yet?

- Not yet, Mike. He must be stuck.

Yeah, in a crap game. That's twice

this week this bum has been late.

What do you want me to do? Cut his

number out and we'll go right to finale?

- Yeah, go right into the finale.

- Okay then.

Over you and I

Come on, ladies and gentlemen.

Let's hear it. Make the ladies know it.

You can do better than that.

Thank you. Thank you very much,

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Dorothy Kingsley

Dorothy Kingsley (October 14, 1909 – September 26, 1997) was an American screenwriter, who worked extensively in film, radio and television. more…

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