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Pillow Talk (1959)

Approved  |   |  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
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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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Problemas de alcoba  »

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2.35 : 1
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Ross Hunter wrote that after he made this film, no theatre managers wanted to book it. Popular movie themes at the time were war films, westerns, or spectacles. Hunter was told by the big movie chains that sophisticated comedies like "Pillow Talk" went out with William Powell. They also believed Doris Day and Rock Hudson were things of the past and had been overtaken by newer stars. Hunter persuaded Sol Schwartz, who owned the Palace Theatre in New York, to book the film for a two-week run, and it was a smash hit. The public had been starved for romantic comedy, and theatre owners who had previously turned down Ross Hunter now had to deal with him on HIS terms. 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 »

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[Trying to convince Alma she loves living alone]
Jan: Well, what am I missing?
Alma: If you have to ask, you're missing it!
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Possess Me
By Joe Lubin and I.J. Roth
Performed by Doris Day (uncredited)
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The wildest behind in New York City!
22 May 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A party-line turns an interior decorator and a songwriting ladies' man into enemies--that is, until he gets a look at her. When Doris Day is forced into a nightclub by a junior-suitor, she makes the best of it and does a shimmy on the dance-floor in a tight white dress--you can't blame Rock Hudson (at a nearby table) nor the cameraman for zooming in on her derrière, which wiggles seductively and comically. This businesswoman is really a closeted gal-about-town, and Day gives one of her freshest, funniest performances here. I also liked the tinkly background score and the handful of songs (the title cut, "Roly Poly" and "Possess Me"), but apparently Doris didn't. In her autobiography, she scathingly dismisses all the music from her '60s bedroom comedies as "mediocre", blaming her skinflint husband for bypassing top-rank composers like Henry Mancini for "a bunch of no-names". Why Doris!!

***1/2 from ****


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