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Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, 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 yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Director:

Delbert Mann
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rock Hudson ... Jerry Webster
Doris Day ... Carol Templeton
Tony Randall ... Peter 'Pete' Ramsey
Edie Adams ... Rebel Davis
Jack Oakie ... J. Paxton Miller
Jack Kruschen ... Doctor Linus Tyler
Ann B. Davis ... Millie, Carol's Secretary
Howard St. John ... Mr. John Brackett
Joe Flynn ... Hadley
Jack Albertson ... Fred
Charles Watts Charles Watts ... Charlie
Ward Ramsey ... Hodges, Liquor Industry Representative
Karen Norris Karen Norris ... Kelly, Jerry's Secretary
Donna Douglas ... 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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Taglines:

Lovers of great fun Come Back time after time! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

With the death of Donna Douglas on January 1st, 2015, Doris Day was the longest-living member of the cast, until she passed away 13 May, 2019 - 58 years after. See more »

Goofs

Jerry and Rebel both wrongly pronounce the Latin phrase, and the English subtitles misspell one word. The phrase should be Veritas et probitas super omnia. Both characters clearly drop the "p" and say instead, "robitas" which isn't a word. See more »

Quotes

Millie, Carol's Secretary: I think every man has a right to know when he's about to become a father.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Gwine to Rune All Night
(uncredited)
aka "De Camptown Races"
Written by Stephen Foster
Played as part of the score
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Hudson & Day can't lose
16 June 1999 | by rupieSee all my reviews

Some may consider the Rock Hudson / Doris Day comedies of the 50's and 60's to be dated, corny, and sexist to boot but I find them still to be clever and sparklingly funny, and, viewed today, wonderfully innocent. The comic chemistry between Doris Day and Rock Hudson was unique and ranks with other classic pairings such as Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. This movie will always have a nostalgic place in my memory, as it was the first 'adult' comedy I saw. I was fifteen and saw it in Radio City Music Hall with my church youth fellowship group on a trip to New York. My, how risque it seemed! Of note is Jack Oakie's delightful bit as the southern colonel in what turned out to be his last feature film ("Just a tay-uch!")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lover Come Back See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,937,969
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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