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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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Alma
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Tony Walters
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Marie
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Harry
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Pierot
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Mrs. Walters
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Nurse Resnick
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Dr. Maxwell
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Mr. Conrad
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Eileen
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Yvette
Arlen Stuart ...
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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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Footloose bachelor...beautiful career girl...and the world's most fascinating pastime! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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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(Eastman Color)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first scene that was shot was the one towards the end of the movie in which Rock Hudson drags Doris Day out of bed and carries her through the streets of New York to his apartment. After many takes, Hudson's arms were hurting, so they created a sort of sling which held Day in a crate-like device and hooked over Hudson's shoulders to evenly distribute her weight. 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: Mr. Allen, this may come as a surprise to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
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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 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) 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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Bedroom Problems
13 October 2004 | by (TCM's Basement) – See all my reviews

Out of all the "Bedroom Comedies" of the 50's & 60's this is the best by far. Nothing else comes close to "Pillow Talk" with its witty script, stylish sets, and costumes and a great cast of "A" actors at their very best. Some movies wrap you up like a warm mink coat and make everything seem right in the world. 1950's New York looks fabulous, and I've always wanted to go one of those chic supper clubs decked out like Doris is here. This is one of those rare movies that make you laugh, no matter how many times you've seen it. How sad it is for some reviewers to take fault with Alma and her apparent drinking problem (only to find love herself and throw away the bottle!) or Rock's sexuality that some just can't get past. This is an elegant romp with Doris and Rock.


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