MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 468 this week

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 2,802 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 17 critic

Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kay, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country. While housewife Kay settles into suburban life, Larry... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.00 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 11 Jul 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 09 Jul 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 20 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Please Don't Eat the Daisies.

User Polls

1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Abby McClure, a widow with three sons, and Jake Iverson, a widower with a teen-age daughter, get fixed up. They start dating and decide to get married. They're not prepared for the hostile ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Morris
Stars: Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The trials and tribulations of the Winfield family in small town Indiana as Marjorie Winfield's boyfriend, William Sherman, returns from the Army after W.W.I. Bill & Marjorie's on-again, ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler
Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Eddie thinks it is time for his father to remarry. However, in his opinion his father's taste in women leaves much to be desired. He believes the girl next door would be a far better choice...

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Glenn Ford, Ron Howard, Shirley Jones
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family? From finding a house big enough for all of them and learning to make ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two would-be safe-crackers 'sort of' kidnap the two grandchildren of millionaire J. W. Osborne. In a story somewhat reminiscent of O. Henry's The Ransom of Red Chief, the ransom amount ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: David Niven, Darren McGavin, Don Knotts
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Teenage twin girls swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

Director: David Swift
Stars: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain
The Parent Trap II (TV Movie 1986)
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.

Director: Ron Maxwell
Stars: Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Carrie Kei Heim
Stowaway (1936)
Musical | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ching-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep in his car which winds up on a ship headed for America. Susan Parker, also on the ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Shirley Temple, Robert Young, Alice Faye
Bright Eyes (1934)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell
Houseboat (1958)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A widower, his three young kids and a bombshell nanny get to know each other better when circumstances have them living together aboard a badly neglected houseboat.

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer
Show Boat (1951)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Kate Robinson Mackay
...
Laurence Mackay
...
Deborah Vaughn
...
Suzie Robinson
...
Alfred North
...
Maggie
...
Joe Positano
John Harding ...
Reverend Norman McQuarry
...
Mona James
...
Mary Smith
Mary Patton ...
Mrs. Hunter
Charles Herbert ...
David Mackay
...
Gabriel Mackay
Flip Mark ...
George Mackay
Baby Gellert ...
Adam Mackay
Edit

Storyline

Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kay, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country. While housewife Kay settles into suburban life, Larry continues to enjoy the theater and party scene of New York. Kay soon begins to question Larry's fidelity when he mentions a flirtatious encounter with Broadway star Deborah Vaughn. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Uproarious Movie From The Big Best-Seller!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 June 1960 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Eramos tan felices  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The lead characters are loosely based on Jean and Walter Kerr. See more »

Goofs

When Kate is playing the song for the children in the schoolyard, her strumming of the ukulele does not match match the music. See more »

Quotes

Alfred North: [Quoting from Larry Mackay's drama review, in which Mackay has "pre-reviewed" his wife's upcoming play] He says the Hooton Players are charming - particularly their leading lady - but they're wasting time on a twenty-year old play written by a man with no talent for writing plays - namely, himself.
Alfred North: [Now reading directly from Mackay's article] "It was rejected by every Broadway producer in terms so outraged, that I determined never to write another one, thus saving myself years of futile effort ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Any Way the Wind Blows
Lyrics by 'By' Dunham
Music by Marilyn Hooven and Joseph Hooven (as Joe Hooven)
Performed by Doris Day (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lovely stars telling us life is good.
28 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Worth it for the Metrocolor and the interior sets alone. Well-written. Well-acted. The story takes time in developing depth, but the depth is there. They don't force it. People mock Doris Day films mostly because they don't understand the worth of that, and are not accustomed to relaxing.

The early part of the movie struggles a little to match the novel in evoking what is happening under the surface. Comedy-drama is not an easy genre, the strain shows a little. But well worth the ride. Relaxing and rewarding viewing, with satisfying (often surprising) laughs.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
shocking line from the kid...... nsavage3-1
Baby in a cage? deneen0
Doris Day Classic Look texgal43
Singing? zluscombe
I was having a rendezvous with Rock Hudson! lil_miss_independent92
How not to raise kids in the 60's sberg-1
Discuss Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?