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Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)

Tillie Shlai's not looking forward to meeting yet another blind date. This one's name being Pete Seltzer. Pete and Tillie are not a match made in heaven, he using wisecracking and constant ... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Ritt

Writers:

Peter De Vries (novel), Julius J. Epstein (written for the screen by)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Walter Matthau ... Pete
Carol Burnett ... Tillie
Geraldine Page ... Gertrude
Barry Nelson ... Burt
Rene Auberjonois ... Jimmy Twitchell (as René Auberjonois)
Lee Montgomery ... Robbie (as Lee H. Montgomery)
Henry Jones ... Mr. Tucker
Kent Smith ... Father Keating
Philip Bourneuf ... Dr. Willet
Whit Bissell ... Minister
Timothy Blake Timothy Blake ... Lucy Lund
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Storyline

Tillie Shlai's not looking forward to meeting yet another blind date. This one's name being Pete Seltzer. Pete and Tillie are not a match made in heaven, he using wisecracking and constant flirtations with women to mask his own insecurities. Despite Tillie's guard being up, Pete's able slowly to chip away at her defenses. They embark on a relationship which ends up in a mutual declaration to get married Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Some love! Some marriage! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Carol Burnett had 45 costume changes, overseen by veteran costume designer Edith Head. See more »

Goofs

The song Strangers In The Night, first recorded in 1966, is heard on a jukebox in a scene set several years earlier. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tillie Shlain: I wasn't looking forward to this party - or meeting Pete Seltzer. But when you've reached my age and your friends are beginning to worry about you, blind dates are a way of life.
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Connections

Features The Sign of the Cross (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Love's the Only Game in Town
Music by John Williams (as John T. Williams)
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
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One of my favourite film lines
3 February 2006 | by oyvaySee all my reviews

I'll treasure this movie for having given me of the my favourite lines, which I have used continually since first seeing this film... when on their first date... given a choice of beverages from Burnett, Matthau says 'whatever's the most trouble'.... that's pure Groucho... and of course the fight between Page and Burnett. A good woman on woman fight is rare in this type of film and the scene on the lawn with the hose is a gem,

I like to revisit this film every few years and still enjoy it immensely. Yeah, it degenerates to soap...too bad...if it hadn't this one might have been WAY up there in the ratings.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1973 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Pete 'n' Tillie See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,966,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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