Pillow Talk (1959) ft. Christine Duncan
Updated: Oct 16, 2022
Guest: Christine Duncan
Plot Summary: Playboy songwriter Brad Allen's (Rock Hudson) succession of romances annoys his neighbor, interior designer Jan Morrow (Doris Day), who shares a telephone party line with him and hears all his breezy routines. After Jan unsuccessfully lodges a complaint against him, Brad sets about to seduce her in the guise of a sincere and upstanding Texas rancher. When mutual friend Jonathan (Tony Randall) discovers that his best friend is moving in on the girl he desires, however, sparks fly.
*Recognition: Nominated for Best Actress (Doris Day), Supporting Actress (Thelma Ritter), Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color, and Score; Won for Best Original Screenplay; 2009 National Film Registry Entrant
What is this movie is about?: A charismatic man-child grows up, and realizes what he actually wants out of his life. What happens when you meet that one person who changes everything.
Best Performance: Rock Hudson (Brad/Rex)
Best Secondary Performance: Tony Randall (Jonathan)
Most Charismatic Award: Tony Randall
Best Scene: Bathtub Scene/Brad and Rex's late night call/Brad tries to pawn off Moose
Favorite Scene: Brad and Rex's late night call/Piano Bar
Most Indelible Moment: Brad carries Jan/Brad Allen's Light Switches
Jan: ...I always leave tomorrow night open.
Multiple Times: You are my inspiration (insert name)....
Brad Allen: Look, I don't know what's bothering you, but don't take your bedroom problems out on me.
Jan: I have no bedroom problems. There's nothing in my bedroom that bothers me.
Brad Allen: Oh-h-h-h. That's too bad.
Jan: Can you believe that? They sent a woman. That's like sending a marshmallow to put out a bonfire.
Jonathan Forbes: Brad, she is the sweetest, she is the loveliest, she is the most talented woman I have ever met.
Brad Allen: That's what you said when you married that stripper.
Jonathan Forbes: She wasn't a stripper. She was an exotic dancer... with trained doves.
Brad: I've had hangovers before, but this time, even my hair hurts.
The Stanley Rubric:
Audience Score: 8.7
What was Brad's ultimate plan?
Why is it named Pillow Talk?