Send Me No Flowers
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Anyone expecting a rehash of "Pillow Talk" or "Lover Come Back" may be disappointed in "Send Me No Flowers". Those seeking and able to enjoy an adult comedy that is wry, witty, darkly funny and extremely well acted, should find this to be their cup of tea.
"Send Me No Flowers", based on a successful Broadway play, is the story of the ultimate hypochondriac, George Kimball, played by Hudson, and his loving but long-suffering wife Judy, played by Doris Day. George overhears his doctor discussing another patient who is terminal and leaps to the conclusion that his time is almost up. With the assistance of his sometimes sober neighbor Arnold, played by Tony Randall, he sets out to find a new husband for Judy.
Thanks to the chemistry of Day, Hudson, and Randall, not to mention their finesse and skill with any situation or line, this works perfectly. The talented direction of Norman Jewison brings out the best in all of the participants and they include Paul Lynde, in a hilarious turn as a salesman for cemetary plots, Clint Walker as a prospective mate for Day,and Edward Andrews as Hudson's patient but befuddled doctor, among others.
Ultimately, however, it is the team of Doris Day and Rock Hudson that raises this above the level of a merely pleasing comedy and makes it something really special.Read more ›
George Kimball (Rock Hudson) is a hopeless hypochondriac who, after overhearing his doctor speaking with a specialist about another of his patients, believes he 'could go at any minute'. He convinces his best friend and neighbor Arnold Nash(Tony Randall) of his impending demise causing Arnold to immediately immerse himself in a drunken stupor.
Deciding to keep his coming death from his wife Judy (Doris Day), George and Arnold set out to find a new husband for her.
Enter Burt Powers (Clint Walker).
George is trying to convince Judy that her old school flame is the best thing in the world. When Judy sees George being kissed by a newly divorced woman she immediately jumps to the wrong conclusion. To calm her down George is forced to tell her of his condition.
The fun of this movie is watching Rock dig deeper and deeper into trouble. Doris Day's character completely belives her beloved is near death and will go to any length to help him. That is, until she learns the truth!
Paul Lynde who appears as a well-meaning funeral director is a hoot! He brings a whole new element of funny into the film.
I highly recommend this movie. You certainly will not regret it. I can only hope it will be released onto DVD VERY soon!
Doris and Rock are Judy and George Kimball, a happily married suburban couple. The only nitch in their lives together is that George is a ridiculously hopeless hypochondriac (i.e. taking his temperature in a hot shower). One day, on one of his many weekly trips to his doctor, he overhears the doctor dictating the soon-to-be mortality of another patient... and believes himself to be the unlucky fellow. He enlists a family friend, Arnold Nash (Randall), to help him find a new partner for his dear wife who suspects nothing. Randall not only does this, but even complies to write a eulogy between his massive drinking. Judy begins to suspect George when he encourages her friendship with an old college chum, Bert Power (Clint Walker), and accuses him of having an affair. George confesses his condition to his stunned, tearful wife. But when Judy finds out from the doctor that her husband is in perfect condition, she is out to get back at her cheating husband!
A laugh-sprinkled script, and a marvelous supporting cast (including Paul Lynde as the overly-enthusiastic manager of a cemetery) a lovely title song, and the great comic team of Day, Hudson, and Randall come together to make "Send Me No Flowers" a great feel-good film that will always delight you!
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I loved when George was confessing about the affair he was saying things before Judy asked the questions. It was so funny and Judy got so mad. I loved it!!!Published 7 days ago by Marlynn M. Schmidt
I LOVE IT! One of my all-time favorite movies. Someday might there be a remake with George Clooney??? Oh, I hope. And I'll play Judy, sure. Read morePublished 3 months ago by b_grateful80
What's not to like. Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall. Funny, funny, funny. If you are a fan of Doris Day, it's a must have.Published 4 months ago by Linda Conger
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