As the industry goes, there has been little evidence of this plan being realized, but an Equity casting notice has just gone out seeking at new Joey for an upcoming lab to be presented in November. Richard LaGravenese pens the revised book. With music Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hartand set in Chicago in the late s, Pal Joey is the story of Joey Evans, a brash, scheming song and dance man with dreams of owning his own nightclub.
The title character, Joey Evans, is a manipulative small-time nightclub performer whose ambitions lead him into an affair with the wealthy, middle-aged and married Vera Simpson.
Joey Evans, an unsympathetic but charming protagonist, deviated from the norm of most musical comedies. The lead part was originally intended for Marlon Brando with George Cukor directing, but it was ultimately played by Frank Sinatra under the helm of George Sidney.
The protag, Joey Evans, is essentially a schemingly rotten, unapologetically upwardly mobile guy, who does not hesitate to dump his nice girl who truly love him, when she becomes an obstacle to his ambitious career.
On Broadway, it was played by the very youn Gene Kelly, who was not a movie star yet. Columbia bought the rights for the show as a vehicle for Kelly.
But by the time the film was seriously considered, Kelly had become a big MGM star. But inwhen the screen version was finally released, movie censorship was beginning to relax.
The relationship between Joey and his older benefactress Vera Simpson Rita Hayworth, who in real life was younger than Sinatra, but was beginning to age rapidly is implied and suggested rather than overtly stated.
My favorite songs in the movie are: Even so, just to watch the beautiful Hayworth and Novak sharing the same screen and man is delightful enough. Columbia Sound Department, John P. Livadary sound director Film Editing:Lyrics Irving Berlin (), Lorenz Hart () Conductor Hal Mooney (41), Glenn Osser (59) Performer I Could Write a Book.
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I Could Write a Book lyrics: PAL If they asked me, I could write a book about the way you walk and whisper and look. I could write a preface on how we met so the world would never forget.
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