Lover Come Back


Lover Come Back

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This entry in a series of screwball comedies starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day pits the stars as rival advertising agents on Madison Avenue, battling to land the account for a product which does not actually exist.

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Rock Hudson
as Jerry Webster/Doctor Linus Tyler
Tony Randall
as Peter Ramsay
Edie Adams
as Rebel Davis
Jack Oakie
as J. Paxton Miller
Jack Kruschen
as Dr. Linus Tyler
Joe Flynn
as Hadley
John Litel
as Board Member
Mina Vaughn
as Party Girl
Nelson Leigh
as Northcross
Richard Deacon
as Dr. Melnick
Hilda Plowright
as Cleaning Woman
Kathleen Mulqueen
as Cleaning Woman
Ted Bessel
as Elevator Operator
Joan Patrick
as Ramsey Receptionist
Al Hodge
as Bass Player
Ted Bessell
as Elevator Operator
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Critic Reviews for Lover Come Back

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Audience Reviews for Lover Come Back

  • Apr 04, 2012
    Second helping of the Universal produced romantic comedies of the 1960's,pairing again Rock Hudson and Doris Day in the follow up to the scrubbed-clean,but highly successful 1959 comedy "Pillow Talk". In this outing titled "Lover Come Back",Rock Hudson plays macho advertising executive Jerry Webster,who has succeeded in business without really trying,preferring to show other executives a good time on the order in order to climb the corporate ladder. Doris Day's character Carol Templeton is a straight arrow;she hasn;t met Jerry in the flesh,but really hates him by reputation. Mistaken identity and outrageous hijinks ensue. And when a client's candy samples turn out to have the effect of a triple martini,Jerry and Carol do more than talk on their pillows. Day's canary voice delivers the title track during the opening credits and unexpectedly breaks into "Should I Surrender?" to mull over her ambivalent feelings for Jerry once she figures out that he's such a cad,but however handsome. The 1961 Oscar winner for Best Screenplay(written by Paul Henning and Stanley Shapiro),this was one of Universal's biggest theatrical hits when it came out around Christmas of 1961,becoming one of the top ten highest grossing films of that year. Not only Doris Day and Rock Hudson bring on the laughs,but with Tony Randall and Edie Adams. Several stars on board here including some famiilar names most of known for their television work including Ann B. Davis, along with Joe Flynn, Jack Albertson, Jack Kruschen, Jack Oakie,and the movie debut of a young Donna Douglas(the future Elly May Clampett of the Beverly Hillbillies that was by the way created-written and produced by Paul Henning).
    Mister C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2009
    Average rehashing of Pillow Talk. Tony Randall is absolutely amazing though.
    Sarah B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 13, 2008
    My personal favorites of the Doris Day/Rock Hudson movies.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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