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Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 3 March 1962 (USA)
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 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)  »

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Ein Pyjama für zwei  »

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Jack Oakie's final movie appearance. See more »

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Carol and Jerry sit reclined in deck chairs at the beach, but when they kiss, they are suddenly shown lying flat on a towel. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Melnick: What are you doing up there, Peter?
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: I'm the king of the elevator.
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Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
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Written by James Allen Bland
Strummed on a bass violin and sung by Jack Oakie
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Funny
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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