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Lover Come Back

When: Fri., March 30, 8 p.m. 2012

Now that the fifth season of Mad Men is upon us, it's understandable if we suddenly can't get enough of the Madison Avenue martini culture. Fortunately, the NCMA has been feeding us cinematic olives such as Lover Come Back in its film series that celebrates the television phenomenon. In this 1961 Oscar winner for best screenplay, a follow-up to the scrubbed-clean 1959 hit Pillow Talk, Rock Hudson and Doris Day spark chastely again. Hudson plays macho advertising exec Jerry Webster, who has succeeded in business without really trying, preferring to show other execs a good time on the town in order to climb the ladder. Day is straight arrow (surprise!) Carol Templeton; she hasn't met Jerry in the flesh but hates him by reputation. Oh yeah, mistaken-identity hijinks ensue. And when a client's candy samples turn out to have the effect of a triple martini, Jerry and Carol do more than talk on their pillows. Day's canary voice delivers the title track during the opening credits, and she unexpectedly breaks into "Should I Surrender?" to mull over her ambivalent feelings for Jerry once she figures out that he's such a cad, however handsome. Admission to the 8 p.m. screening is $5, or $3.50 for members of the NCMA, Galaxy Cinema or Cinema, Inc. —Chris Vitiello

Price: $5 ($3.50 for members)

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