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Pillow Talk (1959)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  7 October 1959 (USA)
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A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.

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Alma
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Tony Walters
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Marie
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Pierot
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Nurse Resnick
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Eileen
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Yvette
Arlen Stuart ...
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In New York, the interior decorator Jan Morrow and the wolf composer Brad Allen share a party line, but Brad keeps it busy most of the time flirting with his girlfriends. They do not know each other but Jan hates Brads since she needs the telephone for her business and can not use it. Coincidently Jan's wealthy client Jonathan Forbes that woos her is the best friend of Brad and he comments with him that he feels an unrequited love for Jan, who is a gorgeous woman. When Brad meets Jan by chance in a restaurant, he poses as a naive tourist from Texas named Rex Stetson and seduces her. But Jonathan hires a private eye to find who Rex Stetson is. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Footloose bachelor...beautiful career girl...and the world's most fascinating pastime! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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7 October 1959 (USA)  »

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Pillow Talk  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Ross Hunter wrote that after he made this film, no theatre managers wanted to book it. Popular movie themes at the time were war films, westerns, or spectacles. Hunter was told by the big movie chains that sophisticated comedies like "Pillow Talk" went out with William Powell. They also believed Doris Day and Rock Hudson were things of the past and had been overtaken by newer stars. Hunter persuaded Sol Schwartz, who owned the Palace Theatre in New York, to book the film for a two-week run, and it was a smash hit. The public had been starved for romantic comedy, and theatre owners who had previously turned down Ross Hunter now had to deal with him on HIS terms. See more »

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When Rex takes Jan for a drive, horse-drawn carriage is shown in long shot, but they sit in a Buggie. See more »

Quotes

Jan: At least my problems can be solved in one bedroom. You couldn't solve yours in a thousand!
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Soundtracks

Roly Poly
By Elsa Doran and Sol Lake
Performed by Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Perry Blackwell (uncredited)
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Comedy to aid the sick!
13 March 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

So there I was, in my sick-bed when this film comes on. I start to watch, having never seen it before, and to my surprise, find myself laughing...out loud.

I have never really been a fan of either Doris Day or Rock Hudson, but I did enjoy this piece of fluff. And in our modern times when comedies currently released in the cinema can hardly raise a smile, let alone a laugh, I found this a pure delight. So the sexual politics maybe a little outdated, but there were some beautifully timed comedy set-pieces: The moment Doris Day discovers the real identity of Hudson's character has one of the best use of music I have seen in a movie since the Warner Bros cartoons!

A film that I didn't think I would enjoy, but was completely bowled over by.


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