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Pillow Talk (1959)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  7 October 1959 (USA)
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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
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Tony Walters
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Marie
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Pierot
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Yvette
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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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7 October 1959 (USA)  »

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Spanish TV screened "Pillow Talk" on 20th July 1969 while everybody was waiting for the Apollo landing on the Moon. Suddenly, the film stopped and Spanish people could see the landing directly. The film was not reshown on TV until 1999, when Spanish viewers could, at last, see the ending! See more »

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Jan Morrow is about to make a complaint to the phone company, that she can never get a call through, because it is always occupied by the other half of her party line, Mr Brad Allen. But when she goes to the elevator in her apartment block, (after an altercation with Mr Allen about this very matter) and meets drunk Alma coming out of it, one of her instructions to her maid is to call the office, and tell them she will be a little bit late. See more »

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Jonathan Forbes: Well, they didn't hit the moon with the first missile shot either.
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great stuff from Doris
20 June 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This hugely enjoyable romantic comedy from the late 1950s teamed Doris Day with Rock Hudson and struck gold. They'd team for three films in all, but this is the best of them.

Doris Day plays an interior decorator who finds she's sharing a telephone party line with a womanising songwriter (Hudson) - she finds him unbearable at the end of the phone, but there are definite sparks for the better when they meet for real. He goes about romancing her in the guise of a nice Southern boy and almost succeeds ...

In support are the funny Thelma Ritter and Tony Randall, perfect foils for the glamorous leads. The film zips along with a large amount of charm, certainly helped by the colour and the snappy title song. There are numerous classic scenes to add to the fun but I won't spoil yours until you've seen it. If you've never seen this, lucky you, you've got a treat to look forward to.


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