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Lover Come Back (1961)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  3 March 1962 (USA)
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A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not been invented yet while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

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Jerry Webster
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Carol Templeton
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Peter 'Pete' Ramsey
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Rebel Davis
Jack Oakie ...
J. Paxton Miller
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Millie, Carol's Secretary
Howard St. John ...
Mr. John Brackett
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Hadley
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Fred
Charles Watts ...
Charlie
Ward Ramsey ...
Hodges, Liquor Industry Representative
Karen Norris ...
Kelly, Jerry's Secretary
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Deborah, Peter's Secretary
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Storyline

Jerry Webster and Carol Templeton are both in the advertising business, but for different agencies. Annoyed by Jerry's methods of using alcohol and women to ensure contracts for his agency, Carol tries to get him thrown out of his profession. To avoid this Jerry bribes the girl who'd testify against him, by starring her in a TV commercial for a product named VIP that he's just made up. By accident these commercials are broadcasted and to keep his job, Jerry has to come up with VIP for which he enlists the help of Doctor Linus Tyler. Carol goes to see the Doctor to try and get the VIP account, but because she and Jerry have never met, she mistakes Jerry for the Doctor. Jerry then takes advantage of this situation to win her. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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A riotous new twist in the art of gentle persuasion! See more »

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3 March 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Pyjama für zwei  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Jack Oakie's final movie appearance. See more »

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When "Rebel" (Edie Adams) testifies before the Ad Council, she says "Jerry" (Rock Hudson) considers the top of the Chrysler Building "Inspiration Point" because "it looks down on Madison Ave." The Chrysler Building looks down on Lexington Ave and because of buildings in the way, Madison Ave, two blocks away, is not clearly visible. See more »

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Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: Congratulate me, boy. I've saved the day! I've been working with my lawyers and we've come up with an ironclad document that will hold up in any court. This solves everything.
Jerry Webster: Great. What is it?
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: A full and complete confession. Sign.
Jerry Webster: Are you kidding? I could go to jail for five years.
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: No. That's covered in here. We make a deal with the judge. Two years. Sign.
[puts pen in Jerry's hand]
Jerry Webster: Forget it.
[throws pen]
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: Two years! It's like being drafted. Think of me as your commander in chief. Greetings ...
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Lover Come Back
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Music and Lyrics by Frank De Vol and Alan Spilton
Sung by Doris Day during the opening credits
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27 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Lover Come Back" is another highly amusing Doris Day / Rock Hudson comedy that's just a shade below their earlier teaming, "Pillow Talk". Day is a chaste advertising agency representative; Hudson plays her rival who uses girls and liquor to get clients. Tony Randall gives them solid support as the wimpish inheritor of Hudson's agency.

As in all movies that used the talents of writer Stanley Shapiro ("Operation Petticoat", "That Touch of Mink"), the dialogue is often delightfully witty. One of the funniest scenes ensues when Randall tests his 'moose horn' with hilarious consequences (although the effect is somewhat marred by an unconvincing, obviously immobile moose). Cute opening credits, too.


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