THURSDAY, JUNE 29 AT 11:00AM
Regular Admission Prices
Experience the greatest films from Hollywood’s Golden Age back on the big screen, every week at The Loft Cinema!
Starring together for the first time, Hollywood’s two biggest box-office stars of 1959, Doris Day and Rock Hudson, indulged in a little Pillow Talk, and thanks to a whole lot of flirting, fighting and falling in love, became one of the most beloved romantic comedy couples ever! Day (who garnered her only Academy Award nomination here) is Jan Morrow, an uptight interior decorator forced to share a telephone party line with amorous playboy Brad Allen (Hudson), who ties up the line with his exploits while she is trying to conduct business. When the two accidentally meet, he’s immediately smitten, and, pretending to be a wealthy Texan, begins to court her mercilessly. Though flattered by this “stranger’s” attention, it’s not long before she discovers his true identity. Now, it’s her turn to have a little fun… at his expense! An irresistibly colorful CinemaScope confection filled with fabulously swank midcentury interiors (not to mention a veritable ‘50s fashion parade thanks to Day’s 24 ultra-chic ensembles), stellar supporting turns from the hilarious Tony Randall and Thelma Ritter, and a witty, saucy, downright racy (for 1959, anyway) screenplay (which took home that year’s Best Screenplay Oscar), Pillow Talk will always be remembered for the charming/combustible chemistry between its two leads – a winning combination that continued through two subsequent romps, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers. (Dir. by Michael Gordon, 1959, USA, 102 mins., Not Rated)