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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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COMEDY GOLD #15: Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959)

By Carol Martinheira on May 17, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

COMEDY GOLD #15: Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959) On May 17, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized We sadly lost the great Doris Day on Monday, so I’ve decided to talk about one of my favourite performances of hers, and the only Oscar nomination she received, in the magni... Read full article


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

on Apr 3, 2019 From GlamAmor

This year's TCM Classic Film Festival is almost upon us, including my Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2019 talk, so I wanted to make sure to share something here on GlamAmor to entertain you while I was away. I could think of nothing better than 1959's Pillow Talk. The film celebrates its 60th anniversary ... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Brad Allen: Why don't you take her over for the rest of the evening?
Jonathan Forbes: Me?
Brad Allen: Yeah! Take her dancing maybe. She's dying to learn how to dance.
Jonathan Forbes: Wait wait. She doesn't know how to dance?
Brad Allen: Well naturally, she doesn't get out of the house very often.
Jonathan Forbes: What do you mean, "naturally"?
Brad Allen: Jonathan, believe me, you and Moose - I mean Miss Taggett will get along...


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


Jonathan Forbes: You've been crying for 60 miles.


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Pillow Talk is the first of three movies in which Day, Hudson and Randall starred together, the other two being Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers.
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.
Rock Hudson turned down the film three times, believing the script to be "too risqué".
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