Cinema: New Pillow Talk

What shocks one epoch may fascinate another. And bore a third. Ten years ago, Rock Hudson pursued Doris Day across what seemed to be miles of snowy sheets. Doris retained her maidenhood beyond the final fadeout (and for many pictures thereafter), but the shrewdly timed movie passed for daring and became one of the biggest box-office hits of 1959.

Professional virginity has had its Day; in cinema, the current trend is toward making it. This year's version of Pillow Talk is John and Mary, a Now movie that dares to open with its leading players...

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