Billed as a “sexcapade” about “what goes on when the lights go out” the 1959 film Pillow Talk stared Rock Hudson and Doris Day.
The plot centres on the romance between neighbours Brad Allen played by Rock and career girl Jan Marrow played by Doris who share an old school telephone line, a concept probably long since phased out. At the beginning of the film the son of a client of Jan’s offers her a lift home in his MG TF 1500, fitted with optional wire wheels. On the way home the couple stop for a drink and the client’s son gets too drunk to drive when in steps Brad.
Apparently watching big Rock Hudson climbing in and out of the little MG is worth the price of admission alone, the car does not feature in the trailer but you can get the gist of the film on this link.
The MG TF was launched in 1953 as a stop gap between the square rigger T series, which traced it’s ancestry back to the 1936 MG TA, and the MG A. The management of the British Motor Corporation, BMC, did not want the MG-A to be launched at the same time as the Austin Healey 100.
The TF 1500 was first seen in 1954 with a 63 hp motor up from the 57hp on the original TF. 3,400 MG TF 1500’s were built before production switched to the MG A in 1955.
Thanks for joining me on this “Pillow Talk” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !