Lover Come Back

Synopsis: 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. To avoid this Jerry bribes the girl who'd testify against him, by starring her in a TV commercial for a product named VIP that he's just made up. By accident these commercials are broadcasted and to keep his job, Jerry has to come up with VIP for which he enlists the help of Doctor Linus Tyler. Carol goes to see the Doctor to try and get the VIP account, but because she and Jerry have never met, she mistakes Jerry for the Doctor. Jerry then takes advantage of this situation to win her.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Delbert Mann
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

You are kidding!

Borned and raised!

Well, to Richmond.

Of course!

So you're one of them

Virginia Websters.

My great-grandfather fought with the

Nineteenth Virginia Volunteers.

So did my grand-daddy.

He fell during Pickett's Charge.

Mine, too!

He was following that great and

gallant captain, Elijah E. Miller.

That was my grand-daddy!

Mr. Miller,

this is a hallowed moment.

More bourbon?

Just a touch.

Son, you hear?

They're playing our song!

On your feet, Yankees.


That's what I call a party!

Gee, I'm sorry I missed it.

Say, man, what happened

to that house detective?

I don't know if he jumped

or somebody pushed him.

Penthouse, please.

You're a little late

for the party.

There was a party

in Mr. Miller's suite?

Not a party. The party!

Hey, Jack, how about

stopping off at my pad?

What for?

Look what I'm taking home.

You think that's something?


Excuse me.

Excuse me, I'm looking for Mr.


You'll never find me.

Mr. Miller?

Sir, I'm Carol Templeton. I'm with

Brackett, MacAlpin and Gaines.

Have them sit down.

Mr. Miller, I have

an appointment with you,

to talk about handling

your advertising account.

I've signed with Jerry Webster.

Jerry... Of Ramsey and Son?

Of the Nineteeth

Virginia Volunteers.

But I've worked up a complete presentation.

A whole campaign.

Even a new container.

Here, let me show you.

I can't. I'm flying

back to Richmond.


Now, honey, now.

We're just passing

over Pittsburgh.

Mr. Miller,

please open your eyes.


I've seen everything.

Just a touch.

Mr. Brackett, this man Webster is a

disgrace to the advertising business.

Mr. Brackett, this man Webster is a

disgrace to the advertising business.

He should be barred

from Madison Avenue!

I'd like nothing better.

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Stanley Shapiro

Stanley Shapiro (July 16, 1925 – July 21, 1990) was an American screenwriter and producer responsible for three of Doris Day's most successful films. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Shapiro earned his first screen credit for South Sea Woman in 1953. His work for Day earned him Oscar nominations for Lover Come Back and That Touch of Mink and a win for Pillow Talk, and Mink won him the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written American Comedy. more…

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