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Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 March 1962 (USA)
A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Director:

Delbert Mann
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rock Hudson ... Jerry Webster
Doris Day ... Carol Templeton
Tony Randall ... Peter 'Pete' Ramsey
Edie Adams ... Rebel Davis
Jack Oakie ... J. Paxton Miller
Jack Kruschen ... Doctor Linus Tyler
Ann B. Davis ... Millie, Carol's Secretary
Howard St. John ... Mr. John Brackett
Joe Flynn ... Hadley
Jack Albertson ... Fred
Charles Watts Charles Watts ... Charlie
Ward Ramsey Ward Ramsey ... Hodges, Liquor Industry Representative
Karen Norris Karen Norris ... Kelly, Jerry's Secretary
Donna Douglas ... Deborah, Peter's Secretary
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Storyline

Jerry Webster and Carol Templeton are both in the advertising business, but for different agencies. Annoyed by Jerry's methods of using alcohol and women to ensure contracts for his agency, Carol tries to get him thrown out of his profession. To avoid this Jerry bribes the girl who'd testify against him, by starring her in a TV commercial for a product named VIP that he's just made up. By accident these commercials are broadcasted and to keep his job, Jerry has to come up with VIP for which he enlists the help of Doctor Linus Tyler. Carol goes to see the Doctor to try and get the VIP account, but because she and Jerry have never met, she mistakes Jerry for the Doctor. Jerry then takes advantage of this situation to win her. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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"Come into my guest room" ... said the VICTIM to the WOLF! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lover Come Back See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,937,969
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Donna Douglas was cast as Tony Randall's secretary shortly before landing the role for which she is best-remembered; Jed Clampett's daughter Ellie Mae in the long-running CBS sitcom, The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). See more »

Goofs

Jerry and Rebel both wrongly pronounce the Latin phrase, and the English subtitles misspell one word. The phrase should be Veritas et probitas super omnia. Both characters clearly drop the "p" and say instead, "robitas" which isn't a word. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Melnick: What are you doing up there, Peter?
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: I'm the king of the elevator.
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Soundtracks

Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
(uncredited)
Written by James Allen Bland
Strummed on a bass violin and sung by Jack Oakie
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Funny funny funny and stylish...
13 July 2008 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

and with a lavender floor joke!... among an avalanche of gay jokes, a marijuana joke, and plenty of virgin cracking gags. ...LOVER COME BACK is - in widescreen - an hilarious all star advertising comedy with a gorgeous Doris Day (in a million spectacular outfits) and a very he-man Hudson poking fun at his image. If you have seen the 1957 sex farce WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER also with Tony Randall and also spoofing the advertising industry, this sparkling 1961 comedy is a worthy chaser.. as well as fleshing out the PILLOW TALK imagery and settings. I found this film to be really funny, and in superb colour art direction and photography that just made it a treat to watch. it does not matter that it is dated by our clever new standards, or that Hudson really did turn out to be gay, because this film is already having fun with itself... and recalls how witty and delightful these pix were designed to be. The recent DOWN WITH LOVE attempt with Ewan Macgregor and Renee Zellweger miscast completely only shows how these 60s pix got it right the first time and should be left alone and not 'spoofed' as they already were satires and ideal as they prove in this DVD. Randall as usual is hilarious.


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