Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Streaming Video - 1959
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Rock Hudson and Doris Day, two of the screen's most popular and enduring stars, light up the screen in Pillow Talk. When Jan Morrow (Doris Day), uptight interior decorator, is forced to share a party line with carefree playboy Brad Allen (Rock Hudson), there's no connection between them. But when the two accidentally meet, the smitten Brad pretends to be a wealthy Texan, wooing Jan with seductive late-night calls. Their phone line is sizzling until Jan discovers her caller's true identity and calls his bluff. Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Actress, this enjoyable romp co-stars Tony Randall (TV's "The Odd Couple") and is the film that brought Rock Hudson and Doris Day together for the first time!

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Jusoleo
May 24, 2019

This is one of the saddest, most pathetic sexist, and outdated movie I have ever seen. This movie reflects the values and norms that eventually inspired the women's movement because women no longer wanted to be objectified as displayed in this movie. Thank God we've progressed from this misogynistic garbage. So many of us are awake now, and this movie is grossly unintelligent and antiquated. If this movie depicts the good old days, I'd never want to go back there. It's far from cute, and I'm so thankful we've progressed from this mentality. Some classic movies stand the test of time. This one was an embarrassment.

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epauling
Mar 01, 2017

Thelma Ritter steals this show!

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ThomasJWhiting
Feb 21, 2016

VERY GOOD 1959 love, sex, romance Doris Day/Martin Melcher (her husband/director), Rock Hudson movie. A bit slower to draw me in than Doris/Melcher's earlier 50's movies, but it did. Does reflect the emerging into 1960's role of women as workers and more than just homemakers/moms, etc.
Some fun musical numbers, including the whack 'Ya, Ya, Roly Poly.
Always enjoy Melcher's supporting role characters. This time it's Thelma Ritter as drunken housekeeper Alma - and TV's Johnny Yuma the Rebel Nick Adams has a minor role.

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alitecky
Feb 04, 2016

What was supposed to be funny is offensive (i.e., a forced kissing session in a car that now reads like an attempted assault, among other actions). Knowing Rock Hudson's now uncloseted history makes his lothario act implausible. Sexist comments by characters and the 'humor' of drunken behavior doesn't fly anymore. Wouldn't recommend other than as a study of the era.

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CurlyWhirly
Jan 09, 2015

Yep. And even though Screwball Comedy had long been pronounced "dead" at the end of the 1940s, "Pillow Talk" from 1959 turned out to be one of the most successful films of that decade, proving just how starved movie-audiences were for pure escapist fluff such as this.

Featuring some pretty snappy dialogue, energetic performances, lush photography, and high production values, "Pillow Talk" is certainly an all-round fun and enjoyable Romantic/Comedy motion picture.

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Nursebob
Dec 18, 2014

An interior decorator (Doris Day) shares both a telephone party line and a mutual dislike with a womanizing songwriter (Rock Hudson). Even though the two have never met fate and a few white lies eventually land them in each other's arms. Pretty adult humour for 1959 (including some ironic gay innuendo), great technicolor New York settings and it's all as corny as it sounds. Fun!

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desid11
Oct 19, 2014

fun. frothy. great clothes. great glimpses of what the new york nighclub scene was like, visually and musically. take the movie as the lighthearted offering it was...you won't be disappointed!

d2013 Jun 27, 2014

Great chemistry between the two! A fun romantic comedy "à la '50s". Enjoyable!

Veepea Sep 24, 2013

This is a fun movie, but I don't think romantic storylines will ever make sense to me.

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Andreinac13
Feb 24, 2012

I just love this movie.

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