Pillow Talk

  • PG
  • Michael Gordon (1959)
  • US
  • 98 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

This battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy was the first and most entertaining of the series of films Doris Day made for Universal Studios that gave the singing star a career lift and successfully teamed her with the likes of Cary Grant, James Garner and her most popular partner, Rock Hudson. It's ultra-glossy froth, and the smart plot about Day and Hudson sharing a telephone party line won an Oscar for best story and screenplay. Hudson displays a flair for adroit humour, but the funniest material goes to Tony Randall (never better) and the acerbic Thelma Ritter, and both shine through the heavily piled-on glamour (the hallmark of co-producer Ross Hunter). Director Michael Gordon's use of CinemaScope is exemplary.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson. Interior decorator Jan Morrow shares her phone line with philandering songwriter Brad Allen, a man she despises. Meeting a handsome Texan, she is favourably struck by the difference between the two men.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jan Morrow
Doris Day
Brad Allen
Rock Hudson
Jonathan Forbes
Tony Randall
Alma
Thelma Ritter
Tony Walters
Nick Adams
Marie
Julia Meade
Harry
Allen Jenkins
Pierot
Marcel Dalio
Mrs Walters
Lee Patrick

Crew

Director
Michael Gordon

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy

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