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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 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


The Style Essentials--Doris Day Makes a Statement in Jean Louis for 1959's PILLOW TALK

on Oct 19, 2011 From GlamAmor

1959's Pillow Talk is one of the most influential movies of all time from the standpoint of style. It is decidedly modern--as accessible as it is aspirational. It is also quintessential Doris Day. After many years stuck in somewhat frilly musicals at Warner Bothers, she moved to Universal and fin... Read full article


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Quotes from

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.


Hotel clerk: There's no phone number, but I have a forwarding address.
Jonathan Forbes: 241 Stoneybrook Road.
Hotel clerk: Why yes sir.
Jonathan Forbes: [slams counter] And you let her go.
Hotel clerk: Well, it wasn't my place...
Jonathan Forbes: No, it's my place, and I helped him pack.


Jonathan Forbes: Texas? Oh Jan, how could you? How could you ever fall in love with a tourist?


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Facts about

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.
Rock Hudson turned down the film three times, believing the script to be "too risqué".
Towards the end of the movie Rock Hudson picks up Doris Day and carries her through the lobby and down the street. After many takes, Hudson's arms were hurting, so they created a sort of sling which held Day in a crate-like device and hooked over Hudson's shoulders to evenly distribute her weight.
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