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Pillow Talk (PG)

Doris Day shines in this lively, effervescent film, considered her finest romantic comedy.

Jan Morrow (Doris Day), an independent, intelligent career woman, has had enough of the breezy routines womanising composer Brad Allen (Hudson) uses to woo his conquests. However, the bickering pair soon become entwined in an inadvertent romance. One of the biggest box office hits of 1959, Pillow Talk celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

The on-screen partnership of Day and Hudson is fondly remembered in Hollywood history: after their charming romance in Pillow Talk won over audiences, the pair would go on to make Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers together.

This film is screening as part of Women in Widescreen and as part of our Doris Day celebration.

Introduction + talk

Sir Christopher Frayling will deliver a special illustrated talk on Doris Day before the screening.

Christopher Frayling was Rector of the Royal College of Art, Chair of Arts Council England, and Governor of the British Film Institute. A historian, critic and award-winning broadcaster on radio and television, he has published widely on film, design and the history of culture. His latest books are Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years and Once Upon a Time in the West: Shooting a Masterpiece.

Book Signing: At 18.45 on Friday 11 October, Christopher Frayling will be in Pictureville Bar to sign copies of his latest book. Once Upon a Time in the West: Shooting a Masterpiece explores Sergio Leone’s iconic western and celebrates the power of classic Hollywood cinema.