Strange Bedfellows

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"They love to fight... but not at night!"
  • 1965
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.2  (1,131)

In the 1965 romantic comedy film Strange Bedfellows, we follow the lives of two men - Carter Harrison (Rock Hudson) and Vittorio Vitale (Gina Lollobrigida) - who pretend to be a gay couple in order to get a lavish New York City apartment. The movie is directed by Melvin Frank and also stars Gig Young. Carter Harrison is a successful businessman who is going through a divorce and needs a new place to live. Vittorio Vitale is an Italian artist who is facing deportation and needs a place to stay in the United States. One day, they both come across an advertisement for a spacious apartment in the city, but the landlord only wants to rent it to a male couple. Desperate for a place to stay, they come up with an unusual plan. They pretend to be a gay couple in order to secure the apartment.

The plan works, and Carter and Vittorio move in together. However, their happiness is short-lived when their families and co-workers find out about their new living arrangements. Carter's ex-wife, Janet (Anne Seymour), thinks that their son is in danger of being raised in an immoral environment and threatens to take him away. Meanwhile, Vittorio's fiancé, Samantha (Maria Perschy), is heartbroken at the news that he is gay and goes to great lengths to prove her love for him.

As their lives become more complicated, Carter and Vittorio must navigate their way through a series of comedic misunderstandings and mishaps. They also begin to develop feelings for each other, despite their initial reluctance to play the role of a couple.

Over time, they come to realize that their love is genuine, but they are still afraid to admit it to the world. However, they eventually reach a breaking point and decide to come clean about their true feelings. Their families and co-workers are surprised, but ultimately supportive of their relationship.

The movie concludes with the couple happily living together, with their families and friends accepting them for who they are.

Overall, Strange Bedfellows is a lighthearted comedy that explores the themes of love and acceptance. It features strong performances from Hudson, Lollobrigida, and Young, and provides a humorous look at the challenges faced by same-sex couples in the 1960s.

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    1 hr 38 min
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    6.2  (1,131)