Pillow Talk | 1959

Directed by: Michael Gordon

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Main Plot

"Pillow Talk" is a romantic comedy directed by Michael Gordon. The story revolves around two people, a successful interior decorator and a womanizing songwriter, who share a telephone party line. They initially dislike each other but eventually develop a playful rivalry. However, when they meet in person without realizing their phone connection, things take an unexpected turn. As they navigate misunderstandings and comedic situations, their relationship evolves, leading to a series of humorous and heartfelt moments that challenge their preconceived notions about love and relationships.


  • Rock Hudson's character in Pillow Talk is Brad Allen, a womanizing songwriter who pretends to be a sensitive Texan to seduce women, including Doris Day's character.
  • Jan Morrow, a successful interior decorator, is forced to share a party line with Brad Allen, a womanizing songwriter, leading to comedic misunderstandings and romantic entanglements.
  • Tony Randall's character in Pillow Talk is named Jonathan Forbes. He plays the role of a rival suitor to Doris Day's character and provides comedic relief throughout the film.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Pillow Talk, Jan and Brad finally confess their love for each other after a series of misunderstandings and miscommunications. They realize that they have been talking to each other on the phone anonymously, and their initial animosity turns into affection. Brad proposes to Jan, and she happily accepts. They decide to leave their respective partners and start a new life together. Jan's friend Alma also finds love with Jonathan, Brad's best friend. The film ends with Jan and Brad embracing their newfound happiness, symbolizing a happy ending for all the characters involved.

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Michael Gordon Rock Hudson Doris Day Tony Randall