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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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Brad Allen
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Alma
Nick Adams ...
Tony Walters
Julia Meade ...
Marie
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Harry
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Pierot
Lee Patrick ...
Mrs. Walters
Mary McCarty ...
Nurse Resnick
Alex Gerry ...
Dr. A.C. Maxwell
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Mr. Conrad
Valerie Allen ...
Eileen
Jacqueline Beer ...
Yvette
Arlen Stuart ...
Tilda
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

7 October 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Problemas de alcoba  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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At the diner, after Johnathan (Tony Randall) slaps Jan (Doris Day) a truck driver, John Indrisano, punches him in the jaw. In an interview Tony Randall said that he and John practiced the punch many times and John assured him that he would not be hit. During the take John misjudged and Tony was actually struck and knocked unconscious. See more »

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When Jan and "Tex" are at the piano bar singing "Rolly-Polly", the man behind the pianist is strumming what is clearly a four-string electric bass guitar, but the sound is from a six-string electric guitar. See more »

Quotes

Brad Allen: Why don't you take her over for the rest of the evening?
Jonathan Forbes: Me?
Brad Allen: Yeah! Take her dancing maybe. She's dying to learn how to dance.
Jonathan Forbes: Wait wait. She doesn't know how to dance?
Brad Allen: Well naturally, she doesn't get out of the house very often.
Jonathan Forbes: What do you mean, "naturally"?
Brad Allen: Jonathan, believe me, you and Moose - I mean Miss Taggett will get along...
Jonathan Forbes: "Moose"?
Brad Allen: So what the girl picks up a nickname? You know, how cruel kids can be. Especially, when some is a little different.
Jonathan Forbes: Different? How Different?
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Possess Me
By Joe Lubin and I.J. Roth
Performed by Doris Day (uncredited)
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Predictable, but a delight.
20 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This first teaming of Doris Day and Rock Hudson is a delightful, visually beautiful comedy - old-fashioned but hardly dated. The two stars make a charming, shiny couple (it's easy to see why they were so popular in their time) and Thelma Ritter steals the show in a needless but funny supporting role. The only problem you may have is that the course of the plot seems to be thoroughly predetermined from the first frame, but the film does a pretty good job of delaying the inevitable. Great sound effects, too. (***)


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