Pillow Talk
First screened in May 2003
Director: Michael Gordon. Cast: Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter, Nick Adams, Julia Meade, Allen Jenkins, Marcel Dalio, Lee Patrick, Mary McCarty, Alex Gerry, Hayden Rorke, Valerie Allen, Jacqueline Beer. Screenplay: Stanley Shapiro and Maurice Richlin (based on a screen story by Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene).

Twitter Capsule: I get why this has fans. It earns some laughs, but I don't much feel its charm. Feels strategized, like a battle plan.

VOR:   Not necessarily the most critically lionized of the Day-Hudson comedies but by many miles the most influential and culturally ensconced. Better as a time capsule than a film.



Photo © 1959 Universal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. B–


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress: Doris Day
Best Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter
Best Original Screenplay: Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Stanley Shapiro, and Maurice Richlin
Best Art Direction: Richard H. Riedel; Russell A. Gausman and Ruby R. Levitt
Best Original Score (Drama/Comedy): Frank De Vol

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Doris Day
Best Supporting Actor: Tony Randall

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