Classic Movie Night Recommendation:

Send Me No Flowers (1964)

 

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Send Me No Flowers_3In this their final onscreen pairing, Doris Day and Rock Hudson play a married couple who over a matter of days are involved in events caused by a series of misunderstandings. Hudson as George Kimball is a hypochondriac who is convinced he’s dying when he overhears his doctor discussing the diagnosis of a terminally ill patient. Assuming the test results are his, George sets about preparing for his impending death. He confides the devastating news to his good friend and neighbor Arnold Nash (Tony Randall) who sets out on the drinking binge which lasts the course of the film. George purchases a cemetery plot from an overzealous funeral home operator; Mr. Adkins (Paul Lynde). In his thoughtfulness he even purchases a plot for his wife’s future second husband. George now sets out in search of his replacement, since this is 1960 and there is no way that Judy (Doris Day) would be able to find someone on her own that would be able to care for her as George as always done. However, Judy misconstrues George’s secrets as his attempt to cover up an affair.

Send Me No Flowers_1Send Me No Flowers also marks the pairs final teaming with Tony Randall. The three shared the screen in both Pillow Talk (1959) and Lover Come Back (1961). Compared to the previous films, Send Me No Flowers falls shorts. However, it is still an enjoyable to watch.

 

 

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Images from: Send Me No Flowers Dir. Norman Jewison. Universal Studios, 1964. DVD.

 

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3 thoughts on “Classic Movie Night Recommendation:

  1. V.E.G. June 20, 2014 at 10:30 am Reply

    By the way, Edward Andrews was in Send Me No Flowers. Andrews is one of the last people to see Freddie Prinze alive.

  2. […] actor (1863-1948) Cecil Humphreys, actor (1883-1947) Ken Maynard, stuntman & actor (1895-1973) Norman Jewison, director, producer & actor (1926- ) Karel Reisz, filmmaker (1926-2002) Wendell Burton, actor […]

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