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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:

Rock Hudson * Doris Day ... The perfect pair for ... [Pillow Talk] 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Among this film's distinguishing elements is its innovative use of the wide-screen format, specifically its sly sexual innuendos created by split screen optics, the most famous of which suggests Doris Day and Rock Hudson are sharing a bathtub, and that his toes sliding down the wall tickle her instep. See more »

Goofs

When Brad is carrying Jan out of her apartment, you can see the board on which she is supported. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Forbes: Owww!
Brad Allen: What?
Jonathan Forbes: That chair. It just bit me.
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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

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #10.21 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

You Lied
by Joe Lubin and I.J. Roth
Performed by Perry Blackwell (uncredited)
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Predictable, but a delight.
20 August 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This first teaming of Doris Day and Rock Hudson is a delightful, visually beautiful comedy - old-fashioned but hardly dated. The two stars make a charming, shiny couple (it's easy to see why they were so popular in their time) and Thelma Ritter steals the show in a needless but funny supporting role. The only problem you may have is that the course of the plot seems to be thoroughly predetermined from the first frame, but the film does a pretty good job of delaying the inevitable. Great sound effects, too. (***)


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