Pillow Talk

Nominee
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Academy Awards
Nominee
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Academy Awards
Winner
Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Academy Awards
[An] imaginative sex comedy…fast-moving; plush sets, gorgeous fashions.

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Pillow Talk


Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.
SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) & PILLOW TALK (1959)
60th Anniversary Screenings at Laemmle's NoHo, Playhouse, and Royal, Thursday, February 14

Instead of the Valentine’s Day massacre depicted in
Some Like It Hot, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present comedy and romance to mark the holiday. Two award-winning comedies from 1959 share the bill and you can enjoy both Some Like It Hot and Pillow Talk for one admission price!

Pillow Talk
marked the first teaming of superstars Doris Day and Rock Hudson and turned out to be a box office bonanza. Although she was not always appreciated at the time, Day was one of the few actresses to regularly play career women in the conservative 1950s. In Pillow Talk she was cast as a successful interior decorator who shares a party line with a composer and womanizer played by Hudson. Forced to listen to his unending stream of sexual conquests, Day protests vociferously, and Hudson resolves to make her change her tune by seducing her. Both antagonists score a few pointed jabs before the inevitable final clinch.

The film won the Academy Award for best original screenplay, written by Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Stanley Shapiro, and Maurice Richlin. It received four other nominations, including Day’s only nod for best actress. Tony Randall and Thelma Ritter head the delectable supporting cast. Ross Hunter produced, and Michael Gordon directed. Among the film’s many favorable reviews, Bosley Crowther of
The New York Times called it “one of the most lively and up-to-date comedy romances of the year.” Leonard Maltin hailed an “imaginative sex comedy… fast-moving; plush sets, gorgeous fashions.” The film’s enormous success led to two other Day-Hudson comedies, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers. The picture was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009.

Double feature with
Some Like It Hot.

Format: DCP
Genre
Romance, Anniversary Classics, Comedy
Runtime
102
Language
English
Director
Michael Gordon
Cast
Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter
Awards:
Nominee, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards
Winner, Best Writing (Original Screenplay), Academy Awards
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