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Pillow Talk Overview:

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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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


Mixed bag: Cain and Mabel (1936), Tempest (1982), Send Me No Flowers (1964), Pillow Talk (1959), Tenth Avenue Angel (1948), Love Story (1970), Lover Come Back (1961)

By Lindsey on Jan 18, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

Originally published on recollective.tumblr.com, January 7, 2012 Watched January 5, 2012 Cain and Mabel (1936): 3/5; This movie as a whole didn’t grab me. Clark Gable and Marion Davies are captivating as usual, but I could tell how the film was going to play out the minute I started watching ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Brad/Rex (thinking to himself): About five to six dates ought to do it.
Jan (thinking to herself): It's nice to meet a man you can trust.


Alma: If there's anything worse than a woman living alone, it's a woman saying she likes it.


Brad Allen: You are my inspiration (insert name here). A perfect combination (insert name here). Your eyes, your hair, are beyond compare so is it any wonder -- you've captured me and now I'm under your spell (insert name here).


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Facts about

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.
Michael Gordon had hoped to make a sequel to this film in 1980. It was to star Kristy McNichol as Jan and Brad Allen's daughter and Gregory Harrison as her boyfriend. Unfortunately, Gordon was unable to lure Doris Day out of retirement to make the film.
In the diner scene near the end, the restaurant patrons were supposed to deck Tony Randall, who would fake a reaction to the blow and slide down "unconscious" in the booth seat. However, during filming the actor overestimated his hook and accidentally knocked out Randall for real. The shot wound up being so good that the accidental knockout is the one shown in the film.
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