Revisit a pastel-hued romantic comedy classic in tribute to the late screen legend Doris Day. Playboy songwriter Brad Allen (Rock Hudson) and successful interior designer Jan Morrow (Doris Day) are neighbours in a New York City high-rise. They also happen to share a telephone party line, much to the chagrin of Jan, who’s forced to overhear Brad sweet-talking all manner of women in his various schmoozy ways. After Jan unsuccessfully lodges a complaint against him, Brad sets about to seduce her in the guise of an upstanding Texas rancher named Rex Stetson. With screwball comedy, musical numbers and unexpected romance thrown in the mix, it’s certain this warring pair are in for a bumpy night.
Why You Should See This Film
A camp confection like no other, Pillow Talk was the project that first brought lifelong pals Day and Hudson together. Initiating an intimate friendship that would last until Hudson’s untimely death from AIDS in 1985, their cinematic collaboration would be followed by subsequent two-handers Lover Come Back (1961) and Send Me No Flowers (1964). Pillow Talk also happens to be the source of Day’s one and only Best Actress Oscar nomination, a richly-deserved acknowledgment of her unassailable contribution to American film culture.
- Year: 1959
- Rating: G
- Director: Michael Gordon
- Cast: Thelma Ritter, Doris Day, Rock Hudson
- Duration: 102 minutes
- Language: English