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Pillow Talk (1959)

Cast: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, more...
Director: Michael Gordon
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Classics, Comedies, Classic Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Classic Comedy
Running Time: 103 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
The fabulously successful Pillow Talk was essentially Shop Around the Corner for the 1950s. Playboy composer Rock Hudson and interior-decorator Doris Day are obliged to share a telephone party line. Naturally, their calls overlap at the least opportune times, and just as naturally, this leads to Hudson and Day despising each other without ever having met in person. In a cute but convenient coincidence, Doris' boy friend is Tony Randall, who also happens to be Hudson's best pal. Thus Hudson gets a glimpse at Day, and it's love at first sight. To avoid revealing that he's her telephone rival, Hudson poses as a wealthy Texan and turns the charm on Day. But when he starts pitching woo, Day instantly recognizes all the "make-out" lines Hudson has used on the phone with his other conquests. She gets even by decorating Hudson's apartment in a hideous manner. But Hudson loves her all the same; he "kidnaps" her, carrying her through the streets in her nightgown in full view of everyone, including a laughing cop who refuses to intervene. He praises her horrifying interior decoration job effusively, and at this point Day can't help but give in to his marriage proposal. A bit too arch and cute for modern tastes at times, Pillow Talk is still one of the best of the frothy Doris Day-Rock Hudson vehicles; it made a fortune at the box office and garnered five Oscar nominations. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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talk keep talkin' happy talk by Rebekah May 23, 2005 - 8:29 PM PDT
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0 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Cute. In a word: cute.

In a review: Still cute.

I wasn't expecting too much from this movie, and that might possibly be the real way to go into it. The plot is a bit much to originally take in [what IS a 'party line' anyway?] but still a good way to spend a mindless evening feeling like you're cultured enough to watch older romantic comedies as opposed to just pathetic watching more current ones.

One trick that might help you watch it if you're being forced to see it: Although Rock Hudson was a homosexual, it still didn't stop him from being multiply cast in roles for women to swoon over. This film is no exception. We're here, We're queer, & We're your romatic comedy icons.




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