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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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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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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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Julia Meade (Marie) did a commercial every Sunday night live on Ed Sullivan's show, The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), in New York City. So every Saturday she flew back to New York City. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Alma: If there's anything worse than a woman living alone, it's a woman saying she likes it.
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Roly Poly
By Elsa Doran and Sol Lake
Performed by Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Perry Blackwell (uncredited)
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In spite of what we know now
2 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In spite of what we know now, Rock Hudson still convinces as a woman-chaser!! He was never considered to be a great actor but he convinced the public for years- so what dom the critics know? This movie is brilliant in every respect-script, plot , performances and the look of the whole thing. How can Doris Day be so sexy and virginal at the same time? Rock Hudson showed a real flair for comedy in this film and it is no wonder that every romantic comedy has been judged against the "Rock Hudson/Doris Day" movies. Even the Doris Day movies NOT starring Rock Hudson were called "Rock Hudson/Doris Day" !!! Doris Day was/is one of the most underrated actresses of the last 50 years. She could play comedy with perfect timing, but convince totally in dramas (check out "Love Me or Leave Me"-fantastic performance.) I must have watched this movie dozens of times and it is still true entertainment. If you have never watched one of her movies then make a point of doing so-yes they have dated, but what has not? Real talent not hype is what true stars have. By the way the 9/10 is because of the dated plot.


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