Pal Joey (Sony Choice Collection) “Too bad a younger, insincere, brash, cocky Gene Kelly didn’t get to do this role on film…” DVD Talk laments. About Gene Kelly FansNews, videos, and commentary devoted to the dancer, choreographer, director extraordinaire. Find more about me on: Sweet Sue Harry Palmer is has close as we’re ever going to get to Gene’s Joey Evans. Of course, for the movies MGM had to soften him and have be redeemed by the love of a good virgin. I wish GK could have played Sky Masterson in “Guys and Dolls.” He would have been great and, let’s face it, Brando was god awful.