LOVER COME BACK
MovieDiva Film Series pays tribute to legendary actress and singer Doris Day who passed away Monday, May 13. Series curator Laura Boyes will be making a special introduction prior to the free screening of 1961’s Lover Come Back, which was one of Day’s biggest box office hits. The free screening will be held at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Carolina Theatre of Durham. This is a free event and there are no advance tickets, but fans are asked to pick-up a complimentary ticket at the Carolina Theatre box office, starting at 2 p.m. on May 18, so the theatre may track attendance.
Delbert Mann’s LOVER COME BACK (1961, 107 min)
This entry in a series of screwball comedies starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day pits the stars as rival advertising agents on Madison Avenue, battling to land the account for a product which does not actually exist. Jerry Webster and Carol Templeton are both in the advertising business, but for different agencies. Annoyed by Jerry's methods of using alcohol and women to ensure contracts for his agency, Carol tries to get him thrown out of his profession. This is Day and Hudson’s second film together. The supporting cast includes Tony Randall, Edie Adams, Ann B. Davis and Donna Douglas. A 1961 Oscar winner for Best Screenplay (written by Paul Henning and Stanley Shapiro), this was one of Universal's biggest theatrical hits when it came out around Christmas of 1961, becoming one of the top 10 highest grossing films of that year. This is the second of three movies in which Day, Hudson and Randall starred together, the other two being Pillow Talk and Send Me No Flowers.
NO CLOSED CAPTIONING (Hearing-impaired)
NO AUDIO DESCRIPTION (Visual-impaired)
Saturday, May 18