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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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The uninhibited story of a carefree bachelor...a careful career girl...and how they learn that PILLOW TALK is no fun...for just one! 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 (USA)
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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

At one point, Doris Day says that Rock Hudson is 6 foot 6 inches tall. He was really 6 foot 4 inches tall, but adding to his height made short actors like Tony Randall and Nick Adams seem taller. They were both 5 foot 8 inches or shorter. See more »

Goofs

When Jan and "Rex" are at the piano bar singing 'Roly Poly', 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

Jan: [after an awkward first kiss with "Rex"] If you'll excuse me, I better go to the powder moon. I mean room. Fix my lipstick.
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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 The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Crossing the Line (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Roly Poly
by Elsa Doran and Sol Lake
Performed by Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Perry Blackwell (uncredited)
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Fun and frolics in abundance
26 November 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Fabulous Doris Day and the equally enigmatic Rock Hudson work wonderfully together to create this stylish comedy. Witty lines and double entendre trip off their tongues with ease in one of the best and funniest films I have seen for a long time. Doris Day looks fantastic, in what I would consider the greatest film of her career and Rock Hudson shines in his double role - watch out for the scenes where the Doctor and Nurse mistakenly believe him to be pregnant! Would advise anyone to watch whether a fan of Doris or not.


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