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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 Hudson * Doris Day * Tony Randall send you their ever-lovin best- See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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14 October 1964 (USA)  »

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No me mandes flores  »

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Trivia

Rock Hudson later said he had disliked the film and thought it was distasteful to make a comedy about death. See more »

Goofs

The Doris Day character fills a wastebasket with pill bottles in the bathroom, then goes to a window and dumps them on the Rock Hudson character. She clearly empties the basket then, seconds later, she dumps more on him without ever going back to refill the wastebasket. See more »

Quotes

George Kimball: You are a one hundred percent, non-shrinkable, no-money-back, rat fink.
Winston Burr: Yeah, but a bachelor rat fink!
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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 »

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Referenced in Mad Men: The Good News (2010) 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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My Favorite Trio is Back Again
3 December 2001 | by (US!!) – See all my reviews

I caught this film one day and I was not disappointed at all. Rock Hudson believes that he is dying and wants to make sure his wife (played by Doris Day) will be fine after he passes away. Tony Randall plays their friend and neighbor who gets involved in the ordeal, making this film a great laughfest. The way everything carries along is great, and once again Rock and Doris make an exceptional couple. As for trio wise, I would definitely have to say that they are my favorite trio ever.. this movie along with "Pillow Talk" are my favorite older comedies!


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