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Lover Come Back (1961)

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

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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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The picture with VIP ! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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3 March 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Pyjama für zwei  »

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Box Office

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$16,937,969
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastman Color)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The storyline is somewhat similar to that of Pillow Talk (1959), another Doris Day/Rock Hudson/Tony Randall vehicle - both movies involve Day's character falling in love with Hudson's while he is pretending to be someone else. See more »

Goofs

When Tony Randall is pawing through the mail that has come into the office from the TV stations re: VIP, none of the stamps on the letters have been canceled. See more »

Quotes

Carol Templeton: Mr. Brackett. There are two ways to handle a cold. You can fight it, or you can give in and go to bed with it. I intend to fight it.
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Connections

Featured in It Felt Like a Kiss (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Should I Surrender
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Music by Adam Ross
Lyrics by William Landan
Sung by Doris Day
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Funny funny funny and stylish...
13 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

and with a lavender floor joke!... among an avalanche of gay jokes, a marijuana joke, and plenty of virgin cracking gags. ...LOVER COME BACK is - in widescreen - an hilarious all star advertising comedy with a gorgeous Doris Day (in a million spectacular outfits) and a very he-man Hudson poking fun at his image. If you have seen the 1957 sex farce WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER also with Tony Randall and also spoofing the advertising industry, this sparkling 1961 comedy is a worthy chaser.. as well as fleshing out the PILLOW TALK imagery and settings. I found this film to be really funny, and in superb colour art direction and photography that just made it a treat to watch. it does not matter that it is dated by our clever new standards, or that Hudson really did turn out to be gay, because this film is already having fun with itself... and recalls how witty and delightful these pix were designed to be. The recent DOWN WITH LOVE attempt with Ewan Macgregor and Renee Zellweger miscast completely only shows how these 60s pix got it right the first time and should be left alone and not 'spoofed' as they already were satires and ideal as they prove in this DVD. Randall as usual is hilarious.


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