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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.

Director:

Norman Jewison

Writers:

Julius J. Epstein (screenplay) (as Julius Epstein), Norman Barasch (based upon the play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rock Hudson ... George
Doris Day ... Judy
Tony Randall ... Arnold
Paul Lynde ... Mr. Akins
Hal March Hal March ... Winston Burr
Edward Andrews ... Dr. Morrissey
Patricia Barry ... Linda
Clint Walker ... Bert
Clive Clerk ... Vito
Dave Willock ... Milkman Ernie
Aline Towne ... Cora
Helene Winston ... Commuter
Christine Nelson ... Nurse
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Storyline

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 has Doris...Just where she wants him...! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

14 October 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Send Me No Flowers See more »

Filming Locations:

Universal City, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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. He recalled, "Right from the start, I hated the script. I just didn't believe in that man for one minute. Making fun of death is difficult and dangerous. That scene where I went out and bought a plot for myself in the cemetery - to me it was completely distasteful." 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

Dr. Morrissey: Is it a sharp pain, is it a dull pain, or does it grip like a vice
George Kimball: Yes, yes!
Dr. Morrissey: Nonono, pick one!
George Kimball: I guess it's a sharp pain, hurts like the dickens when I press it.
Dr. Morrissey: Then don't press it!
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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?: Tony Randall (2) (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Send Me No Flowers
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Burt Bacharach
Recorded by Doris Day
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Doris & Rock & Tony!!
3 November 1998 | by Karen L. DemmySee all my reviews

Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall together make up a hilarious comedy trio. Rock Hudsons character is a hypocondriac (sp?) and mistakenly believes he is dying. He shares this news with Tony Randall's character and together plan his funeral and plan for Doris Day's character's future (She is his wife in the movie). Well scene after scene is so funny. I loved everything about the movie and it is one of my top 10 films of all times. I have it taped and watch it over and over. It is fantastic for a bad mood day, it will perk you right up!


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