Passed | | Comedy, Romance
A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised.
Ross Hunter wrote that after he made this film, no theatre managers wanted to book it. Popular movie themes at the time were war films, westerns, or spectacles. Hunter was told by the big movie chains that sophisticated comedies like "Pillow Talk" went out with William Powell. They also believed Doris Day and Rock Hudson were things of the past and had been overtaken by newer stars. Hunter persuaded Sol Schwartz, who owned the Palace Theatre in New York, to book the film for a two-week run, and it was a smash hit. The public had been starved for romantic comedy, and theatre owners who had previously turned down Ross Hunter now had to deal with him on HIS terms.
Come on, come on, drink up. You're still on your first one.
Jan: Tony, your mother is going to be terribly worried about you. Now, what do you say I *pour* you into a cab and send you home?
Tony Walters: You know something? You are being very uncooperative.
Tony Walters: Ah, ...
When Jonathan confronts Brad in the nightclub after finding out about his masquerade, he mockingly asks, "When you headin' back to the range?" and then calls him "Tex" instead of "Rex".
As Doris Day sings 'Pillow Talk' over the closing credits, the film finishes with 'the end' on two horizontal pillows' followed by 'not quite' 'not quite' 'not quite' 'not quite' stacked vertically on four pillows.