While I adore the fun and happy films that Doris Day made with Rock Hudson and James Garner, I agree 100% with you. I wonder if those so impressed with her performance in this film have spent much time watching those other films? When Ruth is raped by Martin (although the Hayes Code people took out most of the footage), Doris uses the exact SAME squeak and huffy "well, how dare you!" response that she used in the comedies--when, for example, Rock Hudson pulls her out of bed to carry her off over his shoulder to marry him in Pillow Talk (after she redecorates his bachelor pad in fitting fashion to seduce women with automatic bed, bar, and mood lighting). Even in telephone exchanges, she uses the same level of emotion in that movie as she does as Ruth having been raped by the man who has been helping her career. I'd expect the rape to be far more traumatic?