Have you seen "Pillow Talk"?
Normally this column is about ridiculous or absurd forms of entertainment, but this time I'm going to write about an actually good, classic film.
"Pillow Talk" brings back fond memories of my childhood. I was about 10 years old when my dad called me into the living room and told me to watch a movie that had just started on television. This was the first I’d ever heard or seen of the famous Doris Day and Rock Hudson, big time movie stars in the 1950s and 60s. This was also the first of many nights spent with my dad watching classic films.
“Pillow Talk” is a 1959 romantic comedy focused around a busy career woman (Day) who shares a party telephone line with a womanizing charmer (Hudson). Can you imagine sharing a phone line with a stranger instead of the government?
For its time, the film was actually a little risqué, but by today's standards it would definitely be rated G. There are a few suggestive jokes, but even those are tame by today's standards.
Doris Day plays a classy and independent woman who doesn’t need a man to make her happy yet keeps having horrible luck in love (to all my girlfriends in their mid 20s: sound familiar?). Rock Hudson is gorgeous (oh man is he gorgeous!) as a flirtatious bachelor. One of my favorite things about Hudson's character is that he is always heard singing the same song over the phone to different women, just interchanging their names. And what I love about Day's character is that she isn't fooled by it.
Just one of her famous lines from the film: "Mr. Allen, this may come as a surprise to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition!"
"Pillow Talk" was ahead of its time and has plenty of material to keep you laughing.
Here's the official trailer for the film:
Rock Hudson and Doris Day paired up for two other hit films during their careers ("Send Me No Flowers," and "Lover Come Back"), but this is by far my favorite.
Jordan Armstrong is a web content producer at KVUE. She holds a degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas. Her addiction to television and movies started when she was five years old and wouldn’t stop watching Fraggle Rock. Jordan’s opinions are not a reflection of the views of KVUE.com, KVUE TV, or its parent company Belo Corp. We actually don’t know why we’re letting her have a column.