Pal Joey (1957) / Columbia Pics
Directed By: George Sidney
Starring: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra & Kim Novak
Costume Design: Jean Louis (gowns)
~ Nominated for 4 Academy Awards in 1958 including: Best Costume Design, Best Art Decoration-Set Decoration, Best Film Editing & Best Sound, Recording. Along with winning a Golden Globe in 1958 for Best Motion Picture Actor (Musical/Comedy) for Frank Sinatra.
Tagline: "From Your Pal, Columbia!"
Beautiful Rogers & Hart standards are set with this great musical comedy with famous Nelson Riddle at the helm orchestrating the songs such as: "The Lady Is A Tramp" "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "I Could Write a Book" and "There's A Small Hotel." Rita Hayworth performs a very eye catching number: "Zip."
Joey's idea is to romance the lovey Vera while being with Linda. Vera could finance Joey's dream project which is "Chez Joey" a night club all of his own. There is of course a hidden agenda that he is romancing from Vera while having the true romance with Linda the up-coming star. Joey would love to have his own club where he could do his own jazz sets for the rest of his career with a set of lovely ladies around him. What more could a man want?