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Lover Come Back
     

Lover Come Back

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Director: Delbert Mann, Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

Cast: Delbert Mann, Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

 

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Rock Hudson and Doris Day team up again for the 1961 comedy Lover Come Back. Featuring the duo as a pair of rival advertising executives who fall in love amid their bitter and relentless competing, the film was directed by Delbert Mann and is featured on this straightforward DVD offering from Universal. The Best Original Screenplay nominee is presented in

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Rock Hudson and Doris Day team up again for the 1961 comedy Lover Come Back. Featuring the duo as a pair of rival advertising executives who fall in love amid their bitter and relentless competing, the film was directed by Delbert Mann and is featured on this straightforward DVD offering from Universal. The Best Original Screenplay nominee is presented in widescreen with its English soundtrack mastered in Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. In lieu of any commentary tracks, deleted scenes, or other bonus goodies, the disc is rounded out by optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles. This DVD is also available as part of Universal's Rock Hudson and Doris Day Romance Collection which also includes Pillow Talk and Send Me No Flowers.

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All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
The second of their signature trio of romantic comedies, Lover Come Back (1961) mixes the sexual sparring between Doris Day's ethical career woman Carol and Rock Hudson's scheming Lothario Jerry with a lightly humorous satire of the advertising business. Taking on the ultimate 1950s profession, and 1950s sexual mores, Jerry's efforts to outwit "undersexed" (but divinely dressed) business competitor Carol with an accidentally successful ad campaign for non-existent product VIP and an identity subterfuge send up both consumer desire and male-female sex roles. As with Pillow Talk (1959), the 1980s revelation of Hudson's sexuality adds an extra edge to Jerry's feigned sexual innocence and fears of impotence (not to mention his walk through a lobby wearing only a woman's fur coat), but the joke's already on the notion that men always pursue It and women shouldn't, as Day muses in song, "Surrender." Tony Randall's worthless advertising scion is the ultimate example of both corporate vacuity and privileged weakness, as he unknowingly sets Jerry's VIP campaign in motion to assert his negligible power. Snappily directed by Delbert Mann, Lover Come Back became another Day-Hudson hit, and earned an Oscar nomination for Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning's screenplay.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
UPC:
0025192121425
Original Release:
1961
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
9,315

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rock Hudson Jerry Webster
Doris Day Carol Templeton
Tony Randall Peter Ramsey
Edie Adams Rebel Davis
Jack Oakie J. Paxton Miller
Jack Kruschen Dr. Linus Tyler
Joe Flynn Hadley
Howard St. John Brockett
Karen Norris Kelly
Jack Albertson Fred
Charles Watts Charlie
Donna Douglas Deborah
Ward Ramsey Modges
William Benedict Musician
Richard Deacon Dr. Melnick
Nelson Leigh Northcross
John Litel Board Member
Kathleen Mulqueen Cleaning Woman
Joan Patrick Ramsey Receptionist
Hilda Plowright Actor
Chet Stratton Leonard
Ann B. Davis Millie
Ted Bessel Elevator Operator

Technical Credits
Delbert Mann Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Arthur E. Arling Cinematographer
Robert Arthur Executive Producer
Robert Clatworthy Art Director
Frank deVol Score Composer
Oliver Emert Set Decoration/Design
Marjorie Fowler Editor
Ray Gosnell Asst. Director
Douglas Green Asst. Director
Paul Henning Screenwriter
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe Lapis Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Melcher Producer
Stanley Shapiro Producer,Screenwriter
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer
Bud Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Madison Avenue (Main Titles) [6:15]
2. "The Most Attractive Can" [5:56]
3. Fight or Give In [7:42]
4. The New VIP Girl [4:19]
5. Truth and Honor Above All [6:30]
6. I'll Handle the Office [6:10]
7. A Costly Blunder [4:57]
8. Buying a Chemist [2:24]
9. Mistaken Identity [8:08]
10. Getting Pampered [8:21]
11. A Miracle Product [7:46]
12. "V Day Is Coming" [7:11]
13. A Neurotic Mess [6:23]
14. "Should I Surrender?" [6:35]
15. Advanced Biochemistry [5:11]
16. Before the Council [7:40]
17. What's Your Price? [2:23]
18. The Right to Know [2:45]

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Lover Come Back 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lover Come Back is my second favorite movie that Doris Day and Rock Hudson made together, Pillow Talk is my #1 favorite but I also really liked Lover Come Back and found it charming and witty and they were both great and so was Tony Randall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Mom loved this movie with Rock Hudson she loves Rock Hudson and all his movies with doris day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a classic movie buff, I stumbled across this gem on TCM one night and was absolutely hooked. Although Pillow Talk is the more celebrated and most well known of the Doris Day/Rock Hudson collaberations, Lover Come Back is my favorite. Doris Day plays the kind of wholesome role that made her famous, this time in the character of a Madison Ave. advertising executive. And of course her archrival happens to be the womanizing lush Rock Hudson. The laughs just don't stop as Hudson leads and unknowing and unsuspecting Day to fall in love with him, all the while, manipulating the advertising situation from the inside. But what he didn't count on is falling in love with the virtuous beauty. A stellar supporting cast and surprise ending make this one of those pieces of Hollywood ''fluff'' perfect for a long weekend or just an evening when you don't want to think too hard.