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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 77
Category: Comedy, RomanceNotable as: Romance FilmSub-Category: Romantic comedy, Romance Film, ComedyNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 102 minutesLanguage: English, FrenchCountry: United StatesDirector: Michael GordonScreenwriter: Russell Rouse, Maurice Richlin, Stanley ShapiroMusic: Frank De VolCinematography: Arthur E. ArlingStars: Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter, Julia Meade, Nick Adams, Marcel Dalio, Allen Jenkins, Lee Patrick, Alex Gerry, Hayden Rorke Producer: Ross Hunter, Martin MelcherStudio: Universal StudiosAwards won: Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Russell Rouse, Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Doris Day)
Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score (Frank De Vol)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Thelma Ritter)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Pillow Talk is a 1959 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Gordon. It features Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter and Nick Adams. The film was written by Russell Rouse, Maurice Richlin, Stanley Shapiro and Clarence Greene. The film won the Academy Award for Best Writing, and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. This 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. Upon its release, Pillow Talk brought in a then staggering domestic box-office gross of $18,750,000 and gave Rock Hudson's career a comeback after the failure of A Farewell to Arms earlier that year. In 2009, it was entered into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and preserved.


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