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Send Me No Flowers (1964)

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A hypochondriac thinks he's dying this time, 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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14 October 1964 (USA)  »

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There is a small inside joke about half-way through the film. Doris day plays Judy Kimball. Clint Walker plays an old flame who calls her by her maiden name, "Judy Kappelhoff". Doris Day's real name is Doris Kappelhoff. See more »

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When Dr. Morrissey is delivering fish to Judy, she mentions that George is dying. Dr. Morrissey starts laughing and sits down, taking his glasses off. In the next shot the glasses are back on. See more »

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George Kimball: I'm not her good friend. I'm her husband!
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Send Me No Flowers
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Burt Bacharach
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Dynamite pairing, dynamite opening scene
3 July 2004 | by (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

One early morning around 1:00 AM I was seeing what was on TV and I started to watch Send Me No Flowers. I had no idea what it was, but when I saw Norman Jewison's name in the opening credits, I made a point to keep it on the channel. So then it gets to the wildly creative opening scene, with Rock Hudson in bed, looking miserable. There's a voice over asking questions about his ailments, and it comes off like a cough syrup commercial from 40 years ago. That one scene was creative enough to make me think "I don't care if the word 'flowers' is in the title, I'm going to watch this thing!" The story is funny as well. Hudson plays a hypochrondriac who thinks he's going to die. He decides to try and set his wife up with a new man in the few weeks that he believes he has left to live. I had never seen a Hudson/Day/Randall movie before. I enjoyed the chemistry between the three of them a lot more than any pairings in romantic comedies of today. It was also interesting to see an earlier movie from Norman Jewison. It has nothing in common with his later movies, but the always original Norman Jewison style still shines, even in this, a somewhat formula based movie of it's time. The dialogue was clever and the actors deliver it beautifully. My only complaint would be that occasionally the comedy gets kind of silly and sitcom-like. The rest of the movie is so smart and well written that the sillier scenes feel out of place. I since have also seen Pillow Book, but I think I prefer Send Me No Flowers. I hope one day soon I catch this on TV at 1:00 in the morning again.


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