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Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

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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 »

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Kate Robinson Mackay
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Laurence Mackay
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Deborah Vaughn
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Suzie Robinson
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Alfred North
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Maggie
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Joe Positano
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Reverend Norman McQuarry
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Mona James
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Mrs. Hunter
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David Mackay
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Gabriel Mackay
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Adam Mackay
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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>

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The Uproarious Movie From The Big Best-Seller!

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2 June 1960 (West Germany)  »

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Eramos tan felices  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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The musical number Kate rehearses for the amateur show ("Any Way The Wind Blows," music by Marilyn Hooven and Joseph Hooven, lyrics by 'By' Dunham) had been written for the previous year's Doris Day movie, Pillow Talk (1959). The song title was, for a while, even the working title of that film. See more »

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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 »

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Deborah Vaughn: I'm thinking of going
[pauses while waiter leaves drinks]
Deborah Vaughn: on the make for you.
[Laurence stares]
Deborah Vaughn: Shock technique: Effective, isn't it?
Laurence Mackay: Staggering. But why?
Deborah Vaughn: The usual; I like the way you look.
Laurence Mackay: Since when?
Deborah Vaughn: Does it have to be retroactive?
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Referenced in Twilight Zone: Execution (1960) See more »

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I Concentrate on You
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Written by Cole Porter
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Lovely stars telling us life is good.
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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.


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