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Send Me No Flowers (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 October 1964 (USA)
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!) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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14 October 1964 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Gene Kelly was originally signed to direct, but exited when he failed to get Warren Beatty and then Bobby Darin to star. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Arnold Nash: Excuse me, please. I'll powder my nose.
Bert: Sure.
Arnold Nash: George, your nose needs a little powder too.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: "The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals." Sir William Osler See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 25 October 1964 (1964) See more »

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Send Me No Flowers
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Burt Bacharach
Recorded by Doris Day
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Thanks Jed, Thanks Granny, Thanks Jethro
9 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Admittedly, I would have never seen a Rock Hudson picture if I hadn't seen a clip from this movie of Hudson in a wheelchair rolling out his backdoor, bouncing off a mattress and rolling back into Doris Day on "The Beverly Hillbillies." Determined to see the whole of this movie based on that one funny scene, I got myself a copy of this movie and loved it ! Hudson plays a hypochondriac who mistakenly believes he is dying. Trying to set up his wife played by Doris Day for after he is gone, he sets off one horrendous fight that looks like a comic version of "War of the Roses." Tony Randall has the Danny DeVito role in this comedy that also stars Paul Lynde in one of his best roles next to Uncle Arthur on "Bewitched" and Edward Andrews, a great actor of the Sixties whose first name is almost an anagram of his last. The movie is fast, furious and enjoyable, but mildly dated for it's times. While the times may have changed, the humor basicly has stayed the same.


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