A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised. [imdb]
Nominated for 5 Oscars:
Best Actress: Doris Day
Best Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter
Best Original Screenplay (WINNER)
Best Original Score
Best Art Direction
This is a film I saw again for Stinkylulu's Supporting Actress Sundays; we're doing 1959 this month. Anyway, about Pillow Talk: loved it the first time, adored it the 2nd time. It's an excellent romantic comedy from the 1950s and (I've heard) the best Rock Hudson - Doris Day film; cause they've made a lot of them.
Doris Day is very adorable & gorgeous and her nomination is well deserved. As known, she's also a great singer and right now I'm obsessed with the title song from this film, also called Pillow Talk. The Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay is no mistake and I'd say all the nominations are worthy. Thelma Ritter could do this role in her sleep, but her character & presence are very effective for the storyline and for the film in general and she always puts a smile on my face. There's also a snub for best supporting actor: Tony Randall should've been nominated; if you'll see the film, you'll understand what I mean.
I really really recommend this film. It's both funny and charming and better than most romantic junk they serve us these days.
My rating for the film: 9/10. I initially felt 8.5, but movies rarely get better at a second viewing; so, it's a 9.