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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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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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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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Alfred North: For a critic that first step is the first printed joke. It gets a laugh and a whole new world opens up. He makes another joke, and another. And then one day along comes a joke that shouldn't be made because the show he's reviewing is a good show. But, as it so happens, it's a good joke. And you know what? The joke wins.
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Que Sera Sera
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Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Doris Day
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"Please don't eat the daisies" is one of my favorite movies of Doris Day. In opposite of her other Screwball-Comedies she shows us in this movie her natural talent. She sings like in the most of her movies, but her song with the children is made in an excellent way. Her Leading Man David Niven is the perfect partner for the lovely Ms Day. We can also see, that she is one of the few real Hollywoods Ladies, who played with children. In ten movies she plays a mother !!! This movie kept her at the top of the Box Office after her sucess with Pillow Talk, which is the opposite to this one. Everybody will enjoy this little cut comedy, which is really more than 'just one of those films".


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