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Pete 'n' Tillie Details

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Based on Peter DeVries' novel Witch's Milk, Pete 'n' Tillie stars Walter Matthau and Carol Burnett in the title roles. Middle-aged when they first meet, eternally joking Pete and repressed "old maid" Tillie don't immediately hit it off. Gradually, their friendship deepens into love and culminates (reluctantly, on Pete's part) in marriage, eleven years of which is explored in this film. Throughout the funny and tragic moments, and despite the many breakups, their love endures. Oscar nominations went to screenwriter Julius J. Epstein and supporting actress Geraldine Page. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Carol Burnett Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1972 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Geraldine Page Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1972 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Geraldine Page Best Supporting Actress 1972 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Walter Matthau Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1972 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Walter Matthau Best Actor 1973 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Julius J. Epstein Best Adapted Screenplay 1972 Nominee

Cast

Walter Matthau
as Pete
Carol Burnett
as Tillie
Geraldine Page
as Gertrude
Barry Nelson
as Burt
René Auberjonois
as Jimmy Twitchell
Lee Montgomery
as Robbie Seltzer
Henry Jones
as Mr. Tucker
Whit Bissell
as Minister
Philip Bourneuf
as Dr. Willett
Timothy Blake
as Lucy
Kent Smith
as Father Keating

Crew

Martin Ritt
Director
Julius J. Epstein
Producer
Julius J. Epstein
Screenwriter
John A. Alonzo
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
John P. Austin
Set Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Phil Bowles
First Assistant Director
Peter DeVries
Short Story Author
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