Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Michael Gordon (1959)

A Certificate


Our Score
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.


A man and woman who have never met squabble about each other's use of a shared telephone line. One day their paths cross by chance and he is instantly smitten with her. Quickly realising who she really is, he poses as a perfect gentleman from the South to woo her. Romantic comedy, starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter, Nick Adams and Julia Meade.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Michael Gordon
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama