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Pillow Talk (1959)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Adams ...
Tony Walters
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Lee Patrick ...
Mrs. Walters
Mary McCarty ...
Nurse Resnick
Alex Gerry ...
Dr. Maxwell
Mr. Conrad
Valerie Allen ...
Jacqueline Beer ...
Arlen Stuart ...


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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Release Date:

7 October 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Problemas de alcoba  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


(Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

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 »


When Jan and Jonathon are talking in front of the interior design store about the car he is offering her, the same extras are seen multiple times. A woman with a blue coat and gray hat walks by four times, and a woman with a red coat walks by at least three times. See more »


Brad Allen: [on the phone pretending to be Rex] Am I gonna see you tonight?
Jan: I'd love to Rex, but I already have a date.
Brad Allen: Who with?
Jan: A client. You don't know him. Jonathan Forbes.
Brad Allen: Of course, you're not the kind of girl who would break a date.
Jan: No I'm not.
Brad Allen: And I ain't the kinda guy who'd ask you to.
Jan: I know you're not.
Brad Allen: I'll pick you up at 8.
Jan: I'll be ready.
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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 »


Referenced in Tattoo, a Love Story (2002) See more »


Pillow Talk
Words and Music by Buddy Pepper and Inez James
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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