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Matt Hough

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You’ll have to look long and hard to find a more enjoyable or effervescent screen transcription of a hit Broadway musical than George Abbott and Stanley Donen’s The Pajama Game.



The Pajama Game (1957)



Released: 10 Dec 1957
Rated: Approved
Runtime: 101 min




Director: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance



Cast: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr.
Writer(s): George Abbott (screenplay), Richard Bissell (screenplay), George Abbott (book), Richard Bissell (book), Richard Bissell (novel)



Plot: An Iowa pajama factory worker falls in love with an affable superintendent who had been hired by the factory's boss to help oppose the workers' demand for a pay raise.



IMDB rating: 6.7
MetaScore: N/A





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With this review we have both consistent hues and a consistent Hough; which translates, always, into consistent excellence.

Many thanks, Matt.:thumbs-up-smiley:
 
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Colin Jacobson

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I don't much like musicals, but this one's pretty fun, and a lot of that credit goes to the Bob Fosse-choreographed numbers.

Agree that the Blu-ray looks tremendous!
 

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I am SO over the moon at this review and I feel like I've been waiting for this on blu-ray for YEARS! Oh, wait, I HAVE, lol :lol:

Thanks Matt, I'm so jealous that you've already seen it but it couldn't happen to a nicer guy!!

With this review we have both consistent hues and a consistent Hough; which translates, always, into consistent excellence.

Well, THAT brings up an interesting point. In my head, I've been pronouncing his last name all these years as "Huff!" Should it be "Hew?"

Inquiring minds need to know!
 

Rick Thompson

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I forget where I read it, but what I understand is that Donen wanted Abbott, who was the producer, to share credit for directing because he wanted Abbott's input to make the film consistent with the stage play. Abbott agreed if Donen took co-producer credit. Result: the movie was, according to the New York Times, looking as if it were "plucked off the Broadway stage and re-created as a movie." The two men must have liked working together, because they did the same thing with Damn Yankees.
 

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[...]Well, THAT brings up an interesting point. In my head, I've been pronouncing his last name all these years as "Huff!" Should it be "Hew?"

Inquiring minds need to know!
If it isn’t pronounced as Hoe;
then I, too, must also know.;)
 
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Matt Hough

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I am SO over the moon at this review and I feel like I've been waiting for this on blu-ray for YEARS! Oh, wait, I HAVE, lol :lol:

Thanks Matt, I'm so jealous that you've already seen it but it couldn't happen to a nicer guy!!



Well, THAT brings up an interesting point. In my head, I've been pronouncing his last name all these years as "Huff!" Should it be "Hew?"

Inquiring minds need to know!
"Huff" is correct, Will; just like siblings Julianne and Derek on TV.
 

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Well, there goes my whole rhyming scheme. :rolleyes:

Guess I’ll never be published by Houghton-Mifflin.;)

RE-WRITE of Post #2:
Thank you, Matt, for this review and for your consistent excellence.:thumbs-up-smiley:
 

Malcolm R

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Who knows. You can basically pronounce it anyway you want based on the crazy English language.

Rough
Tough
Dough
Though
Through
Cough
Bough
Slough
etc.
 
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B-ROLL

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Which, surprisingly, is pronounced HOOT-en!
Hmmm- I thought it was pronounced MIFF-lynn - as in Dunder Mifflin ;) !

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The British version of The Office has the company located in Slough (wiki says it's prounouced as Slau - rhymes with now)- as paid homage in the address for the US version -
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Which bring us back to DOH

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:D!
 

jan goorsky

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I just played the dvd on my 85" Sony and it is barely watchable. The video only looks acceptable on a 32' set. I will definitely upgrade this one!
 

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