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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.

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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Oakie's final movie appearance. See more »

Goofs

The shadow of the book mike is visible on the back of Carol Templeton's office chair. See more »

Quotes

Hadley: Well, with a new product, Mr. Webster usually starts off with a saturation campaign on television - you know, get the ball rolling.
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: Let's forget about Mr. Webster, shall we? I'm rolling this ball.
Hadley: Yes sir.
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: We'll start off with a saturation campaign on television.
Hadley: Yes sir. Right away.
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" (I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Played in a nightclub and as part of the score
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One of my favourite movies
12 March 2001 | by May-11See all my reviews

I love this movie. It's one of the wittiest and funniest comedies I've ever seen, and I can watch it over and over again without getting tired. I like "old" movies, but most comedies of the 50's and 60's contain some scenes where I can't help feeling a bit embarrassed because they are so old fashioned and can't be understood or laughed at 50 years later. But this movie is still perfect, although the mentalities have changed so much. The actors (Day, Hudson and Randall) are wonderful and there are not many pictures that catch the 60's better: the furniture, the clothes... And besides, is there an actor (or man) nowadays who has so much sex-appeal as Rock Hudson without looking as if he was 15 or without having many muscles and no brain? I love the song "Lover Come Back" and the opening credits too. If you like romantic comedies with wit, spirit and great actors, watch this one!


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