The Pajama Game 01/16/21

The Warner Archive Collection

New superlatives are needed to express just how good is this wonderful Americana musical from the 1950s boom years. The Broadway creator tapped Hollywood’s most qualified (and creative) director of musicals for the stage to screen conversion, retaining much of the original New York talent. Doris Day is just sensational as Babe Williams, whose romantic and labor problems play out at a sleepwear factory. The color design is a delight, every song is a keeper, and the talent on view makes one want to clap, sixty-five years later: Carol Haney, John Raitt, Eddie Foy Jr., Reta Shaw, Barbara Nichols. On Blu-ray¬†from The Warner Archive Collection.