What: Pal Joey part of our Sinatra Season
When: Sunday 30 April
Where: The Back Room of the Star Inn, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3TY
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)
The Fringe Film Club will be on the last Sunday of every month.
Finish the weekend in style with Frank Sinatra and friends in this classic movie musical.
Pal Joey is a 1957 American Technicolor musical film, loosely adapted from the musical play of the same name, and starring Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, and Kim Novak.
Sinatra won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as the wise-cracking, hard-bitten Joey Evans. Along with its strong box office success, Pal Joey also earned four Academy Award nominations and one Golden Globe nomination.
Pal Joey is one of Sinatra’s few post-From Here to Eternity movies in which he did not receive top billing, which surprisingly went to Hayworth. Sinatra was, by that time, a bigger star, and his title role was predominant. When asked about the billing, Sinatra replied, “Ladies first.” He was also quoted as saying that, as it was a Columbia film, Hayworth should have top billing because, “For years, she WAS Columbia Pictures”, and that with regard to being billed “between” Hayworth and Novak, “That’s a sandwich I don’t mind being stuck in the middle of.” As Columbia’s biggest star, Hayworth had been top billed in every film since Cover Girl in 1944, but her tenure was soon to end, in 1959 with Gary Cooper in They Came to Cordura.