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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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Release Date:

3 March 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Pyjama für zwei  »

Box Office

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$16,937,969 (USA)
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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

Jack Oakie's final movie appearance. See more »

Goofs

At one point in the film, Jerry and Carol talk with an aquarium behind them, which holds a fish that is eaten by another as the scene ends. The "aquarium" is clearly just a short loop of film being played forwards and backwards in succession - the fish repeats the same two motions over and over until it is eaten. See more »

Quotes

Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: And as dad always said, "A man who can't be bribed can't be trusted."
Jerry Webster: Isn't it comforting to know that you can trust me?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Should I Surrender
(uncredited)
Music by Adam Ross
Lyrics by William Landan
Sung by Doris Day
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One of my favourite movies
12 March 2001 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It's one of the wittiest and funniest comedies I've ever seen, and I can watch it over and over again without getting tired. I like "old" movies, but most comedies of the 50's and 60's contain some scenes where I can't help feeling a bit embarrassed because they are so old fashioned and can't be understood or laughed at 50 years later. But this movie is still perfect, although the mentalities have changed so much. The actors (Day, Hudson and Randall) are wonderful and there are not many pictures that catch the 60's better: the furniture, the clothes... And besides, is there an actor (or man) nowadays who has so much sex-appeal as Rock Hudson without looking as if he was 15 or without having many muscles and no brain? I love the song "Lover Come Back" and the opening credits too. If you like romantic comedies with wit, spirit and great actors, watch this one!


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