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Pillow Talk -- Trailer for the hit comedy Pillow Talk starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson


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Release Date:
7 October 1959 (USA) See more »
Footloose bachelor...beautiful career girl...and the world's most fascinating pastime! See more »
A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rock Hudson ... Brad Allen

Doris Day ... Jan Morrow

Tony Randall ... Jonathan Forbes

Thelma Ritter ... Alma

Nick Adams ... Tony Walters

Julia Meade ... Marie

Allen Jenkins ... Harry

Marcel Dalio ... Pierot

Lee Patrick ... Mrs. Walters
Mary McCarty ... Nurse Resnick

Alex Gerry ... Dr. Maxwell

Hayden Rorke ... Mr. Conrad

Valerie Allen ... Eileen

Jacqueline Beer ... Yvette
Arlen Stuart ... Tilda
Perry Blackwell ... Perry

Robert Williams ... Mr. Graham (as Robert B. Williams)

Muriel Landers ... Moose Taggett

William Schallert ... Hotel Clerk
Karen Norris ... Miss Dickenson
Lois Rayman ... Jonathan's Secretary

Don Beddoe ... Mr. Walters (scenes deleted)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Ball ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
George Calliga ... Waiter (uncredited)

Lillian Culver ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
George Ford ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

James Gonzalez ... Piano Bar Patron (uncredited)

John Indrisano ... Truck Driver Punching Jonathan (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Man at Piano Bar (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ... Furniture Dealer (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Trucker (uncredited)

Sol Murgi ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Ron Nyman ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)

Monty O'Grady ... Piano Bar Patron (uncredited)

Eddie Parker ... Doorman (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Piano Bar Patron (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Charles Seel ... Antique Dealer (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ... Piano Bar Patron (uncredited)

Harry Tyler ... Coachman (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Gordon 
Writing credits
Stanley Shapiro (screenplay) and
Maurice Richlin (screenplay)

Russell Rouse (story) and
Clarence Greene (story)

Produced by
Ross Hunter .... producer
Martin Melcher .... producer
Edward Muhl .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Frank De Vol 
Cinematography by
Arthur E. Arling (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Milton Carruth 
Art Direction by
Richard H. Riedel 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman (set decorations)
Ruby R. Levitt (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Nick Marcellino .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Connie Nichols .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Edward Muhl .... in charge of production
Edward Dodds .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Ernest B. Wehmeyer .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Bowles .... assistant director
Carl Beringer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Cunningham .... assistant director (uncredited)
John Sherwood .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
William Laraby .... props (uncredited)
Solly Martino .... props (uncredited)
H. John Ramos .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
Frank Morehead .... sound (uncredited)
James F. Rogers .... sound (uncredited)
Harold Tucker .... sound (uncredited)
Kenneth Wilson .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Roswell A. Hoffmann .... special photography (as Roswell Hoffmann)
Clifford Stine .... special photography
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank J. Calabria .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Edward T. Estabrook .... still photographer (uncredited)
Russ Franks .... grip (uncredited)
Al Harris .... grip (uncredited)
Harold Haselbusch .... best boy (uncredited)
Michael Moramarco .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Tom Ouellette .... gaffer (uncredited)
John Thoeny .... assistant camera (uncredited)
K.K. Towers .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Louis .... gowns for: Doris Day
Rosamonde Lytele .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Marie Pickering .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Bucky Rous .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Henri Jaffa .... color consultant
William L. Stevenson .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Leon Charles .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Dorothy Hughes .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Betty Mitchell .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Dan Thomas .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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102 min
Color (Eastman Color)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | Germany:6 (re-rating) (DVD rating) (2003) | India:A (1960) | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating: audio commentary) (2009) | UK:PG (video rating) (1996) (2003) (2010) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #19339) | West Germany:16 (original rating)

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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 »
Miscellaneous: When "Rex" is split-screened with Jan when she is in bed and they are talking on the phone, you can see a fly buzzing around at the foot of it. A true high-rise apartment in the city is unlikely to have even an occasional fly.See more »
[Tony has taken Jan to a nightclub; he's drunk while she hasn't even touched her glass. Sitting at the table next to them is the other end of Jan's party line, Brad, who she's never met]
Tony Walters:Come on, come on, drink up. You're still on your first one.
Jan:Tony, your mother is going to be terribly worried about you. Now, what do you say I *pour* you into a cab and send you home?
Tony Walters:You know something? You are being very uncooperative.
Jan:[rolls her eyes] Oh...
Tony Walters:Ah, come on, Jan!
[Brad overhears this and starts eavesdropping]
Tony Walters:Finish your drink! It's very nourishing!
Jan:[pushes her glass towards him] Will you please stop trying to get me drunk?
Tony Walters:Drunk? I'll have you know a Harvard man *never* resorts to getting a woman drunk. Except in an emergency. And *you*, Ms. Morrow...
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55 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Comedy to aid the sick!, 13 March 2003
Author: wrenster from United Kingdom

So there I was, in my sick-bed when this film comes on. I start to watch, having never seen it before, and to my surprise, find myself laughing...out loud.

I have never really been a fan of either Doris Day or Rock Hudson, but I did enjoy this piece of fluff. And in our modern times when comedies currently released in the cinema can hardly raise a smile, let alone a laugh, I found this a pure delight. So the sexual politics maybe a little outdated, but there were some beautifully timed comedy set-pieces: The moment Doris Day discovers the real identity of Hudson's character has one of the best use of music I have seen in a movie since the Warner Bros cartoons!

A film that I didn't think I would enjoy, but was completely bowled over by.

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