Lover Come Back

  • PG
  • Delbert Mann (1961)
  • US
  • 102 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

A dig at the world of advertising featuring Doris Day, reuniting her with her Pillow Talk co-star Rock Hudson. This ultra-glossy romantic comedy is very much of its period, but the idea of Madison Avenue executives marketing a nonexistent product (called VIP) remains a good one, and the anti-advertising jokes are still funny. Day and Hudson get fine comic back-up from Tony Randall as the indecisive agency boss, Edie Adams as a chorus girl and Jack Kruschen as the "inventor" of the non-product. Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning's script was Oscar-nominated, though the finale (watch and wince) is astoundingly tasteless.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day. When New York advertising executive Carol Templeton discovers that unscrupulous rival Jerry Webster is after a lucrative new account, she tries everything to steal it away from him - unaware that the product in question doesn't even exist!

Cast and crew

Cast

Jerry Webster
Rock Hudson
Carol Templeton
Doris Day
Peter Ramsey
Tony Randall
Rebel Davis
Edie Adams
J Paxton Miller
Jack Oakie
Dr Linus Tyler
Jack Kruschen
Millie
Ann B Davis
Hadley
Joe Flynn
Brackett
Howard St John
Kelly
Karen Norris
Fred
Jack Albertson
Charlie
Charles Watts

Crew

Director
Delbert Mann

Other Information

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

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