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A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.

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Brad Allen
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Alma
Nick Adams ...
Tony Walters
Julia Meade ...
Marie
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Harry
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Pierot
Lee Patrick ...
Mrs. Walters
Mary McCarty ...
Nurse Resnick
Alex Gerry ...
Dr. A.C. Maxwell
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Mr. Conrad
Valerie Allen ...
Eileen
Jacqueline Beer ...
Yvette
Arlen Stuart ...
Tilda
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Storyline

In New York, the interior decorator Jan Morrow and the wolf composer Brad Allen share a party line, but Brad keeps it busy most of the time flirting with his girlfriends. They do not know each other but Jan hates Brads since she needs the telephone for her business and can not use it. Coincidently Jan's wealthy client Jonathan Forbes that woos her is the best friend of Brad and he comments with him that he feels an unrequited love for Jan, who is a gorgeous woman. When Brad meets Jan by chance in a restaurant, he poses as a naive tourist from Texas named Rex Stetson and seduces her. But Jonathan hires a private eye to find who Rex Stetson is. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It's what goes on when the lights go off! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

7 October 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Problemas de alcoba  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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At the diner, after Johnathan (Tony Randall) slaps Jan (Doris Day) a truck driver, John Indrisano, punches him in the jaw. In an interview Tony Randall said that he and John practiced the punch many times and John assured him that he would not be hit. During the take John misjudged and Tony was actually struck and knocked unconscious. See more »

Goofs

When Jan and "Tex" are at the piano bar singing "Rolly-Polly", the man behind the pianist is strumming what is clearly a four-string electric bass guitar, but the sound is from a six-string electric guitar. See more »

Quotes

Jan: At least my problems can be solved in one bedroom. You couldn't solve yours in a thousand!
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I Need No Atmosphere
By Joe Lubin and I.J. Roth
Performed by Perry Blackwell (uncredited)
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Super! Super! Super!
6 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Well done Cinemax(cable TV channel) for showing this wonderful movie!

Surely this must rank amongst the top romantic comedies of all time.

Brilliant performances from the super stars Doris Day and Rock Hudson, with equally brilliant support from the likes of Tony Randell and Thelma Ritter.

This picture is so good it had me laughing out loud constantly.

Everything about this film is perfect: the script, the acting, the music, the story, the lighting, music, costumes, titles et al.

Why is it that most movies of this type nowadays ain't a patch on this one?! And the movie industry should ask itself why it cannot find megastars as good as the cast in this picture.

The basic story line involves a shared phone line leading to deception and romance. The use of split screen portrayals is done marvelously. For example the two lovers talk romantically in separate bath-tubs in their different apartments the touching of each others feet is magically shown by the split screen.

One of my favorite scenes is where Rock Hudson in one of his deceptions, pretends he is gay, and of course later history reveals the irony of that.

I thought one of the best lines in the movie was when Thelma Ritter says in effect that one cannot tell a good bottle of wine from a mere sip.

All in all, top class entertainment:

10 out of 10.


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