Six songs as featured in Pal Joey. Based on a series of short stories John O'Hara had written for THE NEW YORKER about Joey Evans, a small-time, fast-talking Chicago entertainer, Pal Joey introduces us to the young cad as he weasles his way into an emcee job at a second-rate nightclub on the south side. The gig doesn't last long, however. When he doesn't respond appropriately to the flirtations of Mrs. Vera Prentiss Simpson, an influential patron of the club, Joey finds himself back on the street. Vera, however, still has her eye on the smooth-talking young man, and when he shows a little interest, she decides to buy him his own club! Soon, all the gang from the old club has migrated to the new one, and everyone is busy preparing for opening night. But some of Joey's old pals are jealous of his good fortune, and when they decide to blackmail Vera over the affair with Joey, everything is bound to come crashing down.