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Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)

Tillie Shlai's not looking forward to meeting yet another blind date. This one's name being Pete Seltzer. Pete and Tillie are not a match made in heaven, he using wisecracking and constant ... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Ritt

Writers:

Peter De Vries (novel), Julius J. Epstein (written for the screen by)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Walter Matthau ... Pete
Carol Burnett ... Tillie
Geraldine Page ... Gertrude
Barry Nelson ... Burt
Rene Auberjonois ... Jimmy Twitchell (as René Auberjonois)
Lee Montgomery ... Robbie (as Lee H. Montgomery)
Henry Jones ... Mr. Tucker
Kent Smith ... Father Keating
Philip Bourneuf ... Dr. Willet
Whit Bissell ... Minister
Timothy Blake Timothy Blake ... Lucy Lund
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Storyline

Tillie Shlai's not looking forward to meeting yet another blind date. This one's name being Pete Seltzer. Pete and Tillie are not a match made in heaven, he using wisecracking and constant flirtations with women to mask his own insecurities. Despite Tillie's guard being up, Pete's able slowly to chip away at her defenses. They embark on a relationship which ends up in a mutual declaration to get married Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

All about love and marriage See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1973 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Pete i Tillie See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,966,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In one sequence, there is a movie theater marquee showing Lonely Are the Brave (1962). This was one of star Walter Matthau's earlier films. See more »

Goofs

The song Strangers In The Night, first recorded in 1966, is heard on a jukebox in a scene set several years earlier. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tillie Shlain: I wasn't looking forward to this party - or meeting Pete Seltzer. But when you've reached my age and your friends are beginning to worry about you, blind dates are a way of life.
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Soundtracks

Love's the Only Game in Town
Music by John Williams (as John T. Williams)
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
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User Reviews

A poignant drama
30 July 2002 | by educetgirlSee all my reviews

Carol Burnett and Walter Matthau provide moving performances as a couple struggling through maintaining a marriage in the wake of a heart-wrenching tragedy. An ode to a more eloquent age, this film engrosses the viewers in a world of two people who did everything right, but end up with life turning horribly wrong. Carol Burnett and Walter Matthau are brilliant and a surprise for DS9 fans: there is a comical and touching performance by Rene Auberjonois (Odo).


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