Send Me No Flowers

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Norman Jewison
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Yeah. I always considered|you and David my best friends.

If there's anything I can do,|you mustn't hesitate to call me.

Yeah. The next couple of weeks|are going to be very tough.

You'll be... lonely.

Yeah. Say, why don't we have|a quiet little drink together tonight?

Maybe I could think of something|to bring you and David back together.

Okay, I'll pick you up at 8 o'clock.|Tonight. How's that?

Alright, little darling.|And... cheer up.

You are a 100%,|non-shrinkable, no-money-back ratfink!

Yeah, but a bachelor ratfink.

I'll see you at the club tomorrow.|Good luck with your doctor.

Check, please!

Ooh boy, am I pooped!

I made 8 house calls this morning.

Why in blazes didn't I specialize,|so I could get some sleep?

Like those lucky allergists.

They keep hours just like a banker,|and make the same kind of money, too.

I know one of them, built a|$100,000 house on ragweed alone.

When the pollen count goes up,|just like the stock market...

Ralph, I have this pain...|- Thank goodness it's Friday.

I'm going fishing this weekend.|A friend of mine has a cabin cruiser.

Gastroenterologist. He'd look|at anything but gall bladders.

He is absolutely cleaning up.

You'll be on a boat the whole weekend?|- That's right.

Can't you be reached in an emergency?|- Emergency?

What emergency?

No, 90% of my patients have|absolutely nothing wrong with them.

And the 10% that have|something seriously wrong,

I send them to a specialist.

Now, what is the trouble?|- What?

Oh, well, I have this pain...|- Can you show me

where it is? - Right here. It hurts|like the Devil when I press it.

Then don't press it.|Now George,

tell me, is it a sharp pain,|is it a dull pain,

or does it grip, like a vice?|- Yes.

No. Pick one.

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Julius J. Epstein

Julius J. Epstein (August 22, 1909 – December 30, 2000) was an American screenwriter, who had a long career, best remembered for his screenplay – written with his twin brother, Philip, and Howard E. Koch – of the film Casablanca (1942), for which the writers won an Academy Award. It was adapted from an unpublished play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, written by Murray Bennett and Joan Alison. more…

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