El Paso, TX

Aug 1-11, 2019 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

Pillow Talk

60th anniversary
Signature Classic
Friday, August 2
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
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Doris Day, who died at age 97 on May 13, entered her “professional virgin” stage with this comedy of manners powered by non-stop double entendres and mistaken identities. A prudish interior designer (Day) shares a party line with the playboy next door (Hudson). After she files a complaint with the phone company, he decides to take revenge. In the guise of a fey Texan, he puts the moves on her so she’ll stop harassing him. The film’s success revitalized the rom-com and launched a new era of sex comedies, including two more reteaming Doris and Rock. Much has been made of the closeted Hudson playing a straight man pretending to be gay, but he and Day create genuine sparks, and the film marked the beginning of a beautiful friendship between the two stars.

Tickets are on sale at the Plaza Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster.com (service charges apply.)

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Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter
Rated: NR