ALL DORIS, ALL DAY: A FILM SERIES TRIBUTE TO DORIS DAY - Pillow Talk (1959)
Fall in love with Doris Day – for the first time or all over again. This film series curated by Janet, our resident Doris Day aficionada, hits all the high marks and presents four films that are the cornerstones of Day’s film career. Janet will be on hand to share behind-the-scenes stories of Day’s career and life, as well as to guide after-film discussion.
Directed by Michael Gordon. Starring Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall.
“These things happened: Tony Randall picked Rock Hudson up in a bar with the line "Need a light, cowboy?" Rock Hudson pretended to be gay to annoy Doris Day. ("You’re a fashion designer? That must be fascinating — all those fabrics and textures.") Rock went into a ladies room and signed up for an exam from an obstetrician. Rock and Tony spent two weeks alone together in a hunting lodge, and were pursued by an amorous bullmoose. Rock and Tony went to bed together. (Sample dialogue: "Your feet are cold!" "Why don’t you cut your toenails?") Rock ran around in the nude wearing nothing but a fur coat, and was mistaken for gay. Welcome to the wacky, wacky world of late 50s big-screen comedy, a world in which anything could happen, except the loss of the heroine’s virginity.” – Alan Vanneman, brightlightsfilm.com. A classic; don’t miss it on the big screen! 102 minutes. Unrated.