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Pillow Talk (1959) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Michael Gordon and produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher and Edward Muhl.

Pillow Talk was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009.

Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressDoris DayNominated
Best Supporting ActressThelma RitterNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Richard H. Riedel; Set Decoration: Russell A. Gausman, Ruby R. LevittNominated
Best Music - ScoringFrank DeVolNominated
Best WritingStory by Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene; Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice RichlinWon
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From the Archives : Pillow Talk ( 1959 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Dec 7, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Doris Day offers Tony Randall some candy during a break in between filming scenes from Pillow Talk ( 1959 ) in this "candid" publicity photo. This was the first of three films Day and Randall would make together. From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the Silverb... Read full article


Pillow Talk (1959)

By Cameron on Feb 20, 2017 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/4363/Pillow-Talk/#tcmarcp-1008398-1008399  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Pillow Talk was the first of three films starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall. It was also one of the earliest “sex comedies,” a genre that would flo... Read full article


Pillow Talk (1959)

By Beatrice on Nov 4, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Pillow Talk Directed by Michael Gordon Written by Stanley Shapiro and Maurice Richlin; story by Russell Rouse and Clarence Green 1959/USA Universal International Pictures/Arwin Productions First viewing?/Netflix rental This Technicolor 50’s “sex comedy” was rescued for me by the... Read full article


Rock Hudson in Pillow Talk (1959) and Lover Come Back (1961)

By Michaela on Sep 28, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

As much as I wanted to be scholarly while writing this piece, I soon discovered that it was pretty hard to do, strictly on a personal level. You see, talking about Rock Hudson is something I love to do, but it can be difficult to leave his personal life out of the discussion. Because I adore Hudson,... Read full article


Pillow Talk (1959)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 18, 2016 From 4 Star Films

It’s the original Rock Hudson Doris Day Rom-Com, with the seemingly perpetual split screen, to match the party line that constantly weaves its way through the story. It’s technicolor, it has an infectious title track, and it’s absurd wackiness somehow adds up to a boy-gets-girl hap... Read full article


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Quotes from

Jonathan Forbes: Brad, she is the sweetest, she is the loveliest, she is the most talented woman I have ever met.
Brad Allen: That's what you said when you married that stripper.
Jonathan Forbes: She wasn't a stripper. She was an exotic dancer... with trained doves.


Jan: If I could get a call through once in a while, my life wouldn't be so drab!


Jan: Mr. Allen, this may come as a surprise to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.


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Julia Meade (Marie) did a commercial every Sunday night live on Ed Sullivan's show, Toast of the Town, in New York City. So every Saturday she flew back to New York City.
Spanish TV screened "Pillow Talk" on 20th July 1969 while everybody was waiting for the Apollo landing on the Moon. Suddenly, the film stopped and Spanish people could see the landing directly. The film was not reshown on TV until 1999, when Spanish viewers could, at last, see the ending!
Ross Hunter wrote that after he made this film, no theatre managers wanted to book it. Popular movie themes at the time were war films, westerns, or spectacles. Hunter was told by the big movie chains that sophisticated comedies like "Pillow Talk" went out with William Powell. They also believed Doris Day and Rock Hudson were things of the past and had been overtaken by newer stars. Hunter persuaded Sol Schwartz, who owned the Palace Theatre in New York, to book the film for a two-week run, and it was a smash hit. The public had been starved for romantic comedy, and theatre owners who had previously turned down Ross Hunter now had to deal with him on HIS terms.
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