I'm going to openly admit that I am not a fan of Frank Sinatra, the singer/crooner. I have enjoyed many of his dramatic performances in film, however. But in "Pal Joey", I have to say that he seems totally out of his element. Oh, yes, he's got the swagger, and the mannersims and they work in the Sinatra touches including the ring-a-dings. But this guy is supposed to be irresistible to the ladies. And to that I can only offer a polite "guffaw" and "getouttahere!" They're pulling out leg. Right? Right? This guys something that the ladies can't live without? And the dialogue...and those cheesy time-worn comments that pop out of his mouth at every turn. "Chez Joey", indeed. This is a clunky and tired musical chestnut. It was raped and beaten and then smoothed over for public exhibition. It is not the better for it. I liked "Snuffy" the dog. And Kim Novak was gorgeous. And Rita Hayworth had some good moments. Great songs, too. But, "Woof"! This is what Sinatra opted for when even HE realized he couldn't pull off playing Billy Bigelow in "Carousel".