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Send Me No Flowers (1964)

A hypochondriac believes he is dying, and makes plans for his wife which she discovers and misunderstands.



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At one of his many visits to his doctor, hypochondriac George Kimball mistakes a dying man's diagnosis for his own and believes he only has about two more weeks to live. Wanting to take care of his wife Judy, he doesn't tell her and tries to find her a new husband. When he finally does tell her, she quickly finds out he's not dying at all (while he doesn't) and she believes it's just a lame excuse to hide an affair, so she decides to leave him. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Rock is ready to make love yesterday, tomorrow, and especially to Day (Doris that is!)


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Release Date:

14 October 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No me mandes flores  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Broadway production of the original play starred David Wayne and Nancy Olson and ran from December 5 1960 to January 7 1961 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. See more »


As George is reading newspaper during breakfast, pages facing camera change from shot to shot, even though he has already laid those sections down. See more »


George Kimball: I'm not her good friend. I'm her husband!
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Referenced in American Beauty (1999) See more »


Send Me No Flowers
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Burt Bacharach
Recorded by Doris Day
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Doris & Rock & Tony!!
3 November 1998 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall together make up a hilarious comedy trio. Rock Hudsons character is a hypocondriac (sp?) and mistakenly believes he is dying. He shares this news with Tony Randall's character and together plan his funeral and plan for Doris Day's character's future (She is his wife in the movie). Well scene after scene is so funny. I loved everything about the movie and it is one of my top 10 films of all times. I have it taped and watch it over and over. It is fantastic for a bad mood day, it will perk you right up!

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