Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 28, 1957

Pal Joey (Columbia), a musical that has enjoyed two major runs on Broadway (1940-41, 1952-53), was once modestly characterized by John O'Hara, who wrote the playscript, in a phrase that has become a Broadway byword. Said O'Hara: "It ain't Blossom Time" It sure ain't, but it is a dandy piece of entertainment−the sad, hilarious story of how a kept man lost his meal ticket. It has some of the spunkiest and most graceful music Richard Rogers ever wrote, some wackily witty, leering lyrics ("The way to my heart is unzipped again") by the late Lorenz Hart, and a number of dances...

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