Pillow Talk
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The fabulously successful Pillow Talk was essentially Shop Around the Corner for the 1950s. Playboy composer Rock Hudson and interior-decorator Doris Day are obliged to share a telephone party line. Naturally, their calls overlap at the least opportune times, and just as naturally, this leads to Hudson and Day despising each other without ever having met in person. In a cute but convenient coincidence, Doris' boy friend is Tony Randall, who also happens to be Hudson's best pal. Thus Hudson gets a glimpse at Day, and it's love at first sight. To avoid revealing that he's her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pillow Talk is a sleekly sophisticated production that deals chiefly with s-e-x."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"One of the most lively and up-to-date comedy-romances of the year."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Hudson and Day's Sex and the City, '50s-style."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"The first and the best of the three romantic comedies Doris Day made with Rock Hudson at Universal offers a good case of deconstructing the stars' respective screen images."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Quintessential Hudson-Day sex comedy."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Compulsively mainstream as only 50s Hollywood could be, and never very funny."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"as light and fluffy as its title implies... it's a fun film to watch unfold, resting on the shoulders of its charismatic stars"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The first -- and best -- of the witty, well-produced sex comedies starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Classic, if not flawless, '50s bedroom comedy."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"A very funny piece of Hollywood history."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"It often seems complacent and shallow."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It's impossible to imagine this movie not being presented in CinemaScope, as the widescreen format is integral in supporting the imaginative use of split-screen techniques."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"...Hudson and Day's palpable chemistry together [is] evident almost immediately..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Day is the prudish spinster forced to share a party-line with philandering Hudson in this charming sex comedy."
‑ , Film4
"The quintessential 50s Rom-Com."
‑ , Empire Magazine
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