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Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

1959 / 102min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL GORDON

CAST: ROCK HUDSON, DORIS DAY

Screening hosted by John Epperson with special guest Patrick Osborne, presenting his Oscar winning animated short film Feast (2014) before the feature.

The first of three pairings of Doris Day and Rock Hudson, at the time uncontested top box-office attractions, garnered the still distressingly underrated Day her only Oscar nomination, playing business-minded Manhattan interior designer who finds herself sharing a party line with Hudson's skirt-chasing composer, who’s astonished to find that the voice on the other end of the line belongs to a very fetching young woman. An irresistibly colorful CinemaScope confection that shows off a succession of swank midcentury interiors, with piquant supporting turns courtesy Thelma Ritter and Tony Randall, a staple of the Day-Hudson sex comedy cycle.