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Send Me No Flowers (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 October 1964 (USA)
A hypochondriac believes he is dying and makes plans for his wife which she discovers and misunderstands.

Director:

Norman Jewison

Writers:

Julius J. Epstein (screenplay) (as Julius Epstein), Norman Barasch (based upon the play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rock Hudson ... George
Doris Day ... Judy
Tony Randall ... Arnold
Paul Lynde ... Mr. Akins
Hal March Hal March ... Winston Burr
Edward Andrews ... Dr. Morrissey
Patricia Barry ... Linda
Clint Walker ... Bert
Clive Clerk ... Vito
Dave Willock ... Milkman Ernie
Aline Towne ... Cora
Helene Winston ... Commuter
Christine Nelson ... Nurse
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Storyline

At one of his many visits to his doctor, hypochondriac George Kimball mistakes a dying man's diagnosis for his own and believes he only has about two more weeks to live. Wanting to take care of his wife Judy, he doesn't tell her and tries to find her a new husband. When he finally does tell her, she quickly finds out he's not dying at all (while he doesn't) and she believes it's just a lame excuse to hide an affair, so she decides to leave him. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Rock Hudson * Doris Day * Tony Randall send you their ever-lovin best- See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

14 October 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Send Me No Flowers See more »

Filming Locations:

Universal City, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rock Hudson later said he had disliked the film and thought it was distasteful to make a comedy about death. He recalled, "Right from the start, I hated the script. I just didn't believe in that man for one minute. Making fun of death is difficult and dangerous. That scene where I went out and bought a plot for myself in the cemetery - to me it was completely distasteful." See more »

Goofs

Arnold cautions George about cholesterol while eating nuts. Fact is, nuts have no cholesterol. See more »

Quotes

George Kimball: If you're nice in the supermarket, you could not be very nice at home.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: "The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals." Sir William Osler See more »

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Referenced in Kate & Allie: Send Me No Flowers (1987) See more »

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Send Me No Flowers
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Burt Bacharach
Recorded by Doris Day
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Thanks Jed, Thanks Granny, Thanks Jethro
9 March 2001 | by aesgaard41See all my reviews

Admittedly, I would have never seen a Rock Hudson picture if I hadn't seen a clip from this movie of Hudson in a wheelchair rolling out his backdoor, bouncing off a mattress and rolling back into Doris Day on "The Beverly Hillbillies." Determined to see the whole of this movie based on that one funny scene, I got myself a copy of this movie and loved it ! Hudson plays a hypochondriac who mistakenly believes he is dying. Trying to set up his wife played by Doris Day for after he is gone, he sets off one horrendous fight that looks like a comic version of "War of the Roses." Tony Randall has the Danny DeVito role in this comedy that also stars Paul Lynde in one of his best roles next to Uncle Arthur on "Bewitched" and Edward Andrews, a great actor of the Sixties whose first name is almost an anagram of his last. The movie is fast, furious and enjoyable, but mildly dated for it's times. While the times may have changed, the humor basicly has stayed the same.


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