film on party line contention "Pillow Talk" [telecom]

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In the days of party lines, there was often contention on access.  In
the postwar era, many people wanted a private line, but there was
inadequate capacity in some areas to provide it due to very high
demand.

In 1959, Universal Pictures made a comedy about this starring Rock
Hudson and Doris Day as two frustrated party line users.

Personally, I thought the film was rather foolish, but it got good
reviews.

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/4363/Pillow-Talk/

It will air on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) on Thursday, October 18 @
12:00 AM (check local listings).

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