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Pillow Talk (1959)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 7 October 1959 (USA)
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A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised.

Director:

Michael Gordon

Writers:

Stanley Shapiro (screenplay), Maurice Richlin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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. A.C. Maxwell
Hayden Rorke ... Mr. Conrad
Valerie Allen ... Eileen
Jacqueline Beer ... Yvette
Arlen Stuart Arlen Stuart ... Tilda
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Storyline

In New York, the interior decorator Jan Morrow and the wolf composer Brad Allen share a party line, but Brad keeps it busy most of the time flirting with his girlfriends. They do not know each other but Jan hates Brads since she needs the telephone for her business and can not use it. Coincidently Jan's wealthy client Jonathan Forbes that woos her is the best friend of Brad and he comments with him that he feels an unrequited love for Jan, who is a gorgeous woman. When Brad meets Jan by chance in a restaurant, he poses as a naive tourist from Texas named Rex Stetson and seduces her. But Jonathan hires a private eye to find who Rex Stetson is. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

The uninhibited story of a carefree bachelor...a careful career girl...and how they learn that PILLOW TALK is no fun...for just one! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Problemas de alcoba See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,750,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Arwin Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The 2003 movie Down with Love (2003) is an homage to the sex comedies that were popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s, particularly the three Doris Day-Rock Hudson-Tony Randall collaborations ('Pillow Talk', Lover Come Back (1961), and Send Me No Flowers (1964)). Randall himself had a cameo in the film. See more »

Goofs

When "Rex" takes Jan for a drive, horse-drawn carriage is shown in long shot, but they sit in a Buggie. See more »

Quotes

[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!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

As Doris Day sings 'Pillow Talk' over the closing credits, the film finishes with 'the end' on two horizontal pillows' followed by 'not quite' 'not quite' 'not quite' 'not quite' stacked vertically on four pillows. See more »

Connections

Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #5.28 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

You Lied
by Joe Lubin and I.J. Roth
Performed by Perry Blackwell (uncredited)
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Bedroom Problems
13 October 2004 | by BumpyRideSee all my reviews

Out of all the "Bedroom Comedies" of the 50's & 60's this is the best by far. Nothing else comes close to "Pillow Talk" with its witty script, stylish sets, and costumes and a great cast of "A" actors at their very best. Some movies wrap you up like a warm mink coat and make everything seem right in the world. 1950's New York looks fabulous, and I've always wanted to go one of those chic supper clubs decked out like Doris is here. This is one of those rare movies that make you laugh, no matter how many times you've seen it. How sad it is for some reviewers to take fault with Alma and her apparent drinking problem (only to find love herself and throw away the bottle!) or Rock's sexuality that some just can't get past. This is an elegant romp with Doris and Rock.


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