Jan. 28, 2011
25. Pillow Talk (1959)
Starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter
Directed by Michael Gordon
Plot: “A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.” (from IMDb)
Doris Day movies are kind of a guilty pleasure for me sometimes. They are silly, contrived, unrealistic, and oh so entertaining. This one certainly met those expectations. It’s fun to see the idyllic New York of the late 50s and just be strung a long into the cuteness and charm of it all. In a supporting role, Tony Randall is hilarious and steals every scene he is in. Doris Day is adorable as always and I enjoyed seeing the beautiful Jean Louis wardrobe she modeled. Plus there are some really funny scenes in the film. Rock Hudson’s character seemed to me to be a little bit of a cad, and not the kind of man possessing the traits desirable in a husband. However, I tried to take the movie’s own advice and not take any of it too seriously.