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Brad Allen: Look, I don't know what's bothering you, but don't take your bedroom problems out on me.
Released in 1959, Pillow Talk was the first of three films starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson. It concerns Jan Morrow, a career woman, and Brad Allen, a playboy songwriter. Much to her chagrin, her phone line is connected to his through a party line; his multiple romances make it near impossible for her to make a decent work-related phone call. When he meets her for real, he disguises his voice and adopts the name Rex Stetson. The charade works since she's never seen him, but can it last?
This work features examples of:
- Bath Kick
- Casanova: Brad.
- Cure Your Gays: see example
- Double Entendre: The movie is full of them.
- Hangover Sensitivity: Brad, after his excursion with Alma.
- Living with the Villain: Jan's unaware that her new boyfriend is also her arch-rival.
- Mister Seahorse: oddly enough...Brad ducks into an OBGYN's office to avoid Jan and Jonathan and ah, claims to need an appointment for himself. Becomes a Running Gag because the doctor really wants to see him just in case a miracle of science has occurred.
- Pretty in Mink: Jan has a white mink jacket and a lynx-trimmed coat.
- Pull the Thread: Jan deduces Rex's real identity when she plays a few bars of the song she kept hearing on Brad's calls.
- Split-Screen Phone Call
- Take That: How she redesigns his apartment.
- Technology Marches On: The film depends entirely on "party lines," which can make it pretty confusing today.
- Throw It In: The diner patron was supposed to fake decking Tony Randall, but he ended up knocking Randall out for real. That was the take used in the film.