Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Forgotten Movies: SEND ME NO FLOWERS






This may not be the most romantic of the Doris Day and Rock Hudson movies, but it is one of the funniest. And it is more Rock's movie than Doris'. Made in 1964 it was the final film they made together and it was directed by Norman Jewison. A lifelong hypochondriac, Rock wrongly believes he is dying. Tony Randall lends his usual helping hand as Rock suffers from his misconception but still tries to do right for the soon to be widowed Doris. A very nice performance by Rock in this one. And Doris is always perfect.

10 comments:

George said...

I've always enjoyed SEND ME NO FLOWERS. As you say, Rock was great. And Doris Day is perfect.

Bill Crider said...

Judy and I went to see this movie on the night we got engaged, so it's a special favorite of ours.

Ron Scheer said...

Not sure I could comfortably watch a comedy in which Rock Hudson believes he's dying.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thankfully, Ron, it was years before that happened. And he is so robust in this one, you are not worried. And it's all played for laughs.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - Omigosh, I haven't thought of this movie in FOREVER. I'm so glad you're featuring it today. Folks, it's worth a view.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen this in decades either.

Jeff M.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

This was the first of their films that I saw and was my favourite for ages though I think I prefer LOVER COME BACK now.

Deb said...

I loved Doris and Rock together. Such pep and style. I think Doris bought out a naturalness in Rock that few of his other leading ladies ever did.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I love all of them. I don't enjoy
her one outing with Cary Grant though: A TOUCH OF MINK. Doris as a escort. I don't think so

Anonymous said...

Also Paul Lynde is very funny as a cemetery plot salesman.