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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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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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"I pledge never to reveal the secret of VIP if you don't"! 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

Whilst Carol is talking to 'Dr. Linus' (actually Jerry Webster) at the aquarium, and talks about trust, and how a woman 'instinctively knows' when a man can be trusted, they're standing in front of a tank mock-up, of what appears to be a large fish, looking to capture prey; what appears to be a small worm. Just when Carol says; 'and, you, doctor, can be trusted,' it turns out the 'little worm' is actually part of a big angler fish, and it's huge jaws open, and pull in IT's prey. See more »

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The shadow of the book mike is visible on the back of Carol Templeton's office chair. See more »

Quotes

Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: Don't sneer. Wealthy people are hated and resented. Look what's written on the Statue of Liberty. Does it say, "Send me your rich?" No, it says, "Send me your poor." We're not even welcome in our own country.
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Connections

Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #2.12 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Lover Come Back
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Frank De Vol
Sung by Doris Day during the opening credits
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A Vip Movie! ****
2 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Both Rock and Doris are caught up in the VIP madness. Trouble is that no one knows what VIP actually is. You see that Rock made it all up to get Edie Adams off his back. Unfortunately, his "crazy" boss, Tony Randall, doesn't know this and as a result the hilarity begins.

Rock Hudson excelled in comedy roles when he would be imitating others so as to fool Doris Day. Remember Rex Stetson in another Rock and Doris film? As Jerry Webster, the advertising Casanova in this film, Rock gave a totally memorable performance. Doris plays Carol Templeton, a devoted advertising executive who can no longer stand losing accounts to Jerry, since he knows how to wine, dine and bed prospective clients.

The dialogue is crisp and riotous at best. Edie Adams as Rebel will make you laugh out loud with a darling southern accent. Jack Kruschen has his moments as the embittered chemist who can be bought. Interesting to note that both Adams and Kruschen appeared together the year before in "The Apartment." As is the case with this film as well, they weren't in any scenes together.

A romp in every sense of the word.


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