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Pillow Talk (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 7 October 1959 (USA)
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A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised.

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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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Apart...they rocked the house! Together...they'll raise the roof! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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7 October 1959 (USA)  »

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Problemas de alcoba  »

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$18,750,000
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastman Color)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Spanish TV screened "Pillow Talk" on 20th July 1969 while everybody was waiting for the Apollo landing on the Moon. Suddenly, the film stopped and Spanish people could see the landing live. The film was not reshown on TV until 1999, when Spanish viewers could, at last, see the ending! See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

As Doris Day sings 'Pillow Talk' over the closing credits, the film finishes with 'the end' on two horizontal pillows' followed by 'not quite' 'not quite' 'not quite' 'not quite' stacked vertically on four pillows. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.130 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

You Lied
by Joe Lubin and I.J. Roth
Performed by Perry Blackwell (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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