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Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

A university professor leaves his job to become a theater critic, creating problems with his family and friends.

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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
John Harding ...
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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George Mackay
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Adam Mackay
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Storyline

Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kate, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country. While housewife Kate settles into suburban life, Larry continues to enjoy the theater and party scene of New York. Kate 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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Comedy | Family | Romance

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2 June 1960 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Eramos tan felices  »

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$1,775,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Beginning her feature-film career portraying Katharine Hepburn's mother in Little Women (1933), Spring Byington closed her movie years playing Doris Day's mother in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Doris Day puts on her black evening gown near the beginning of the movie, she has on a black slip with straps. She adjusts the straps of the gown over the straps of the slip. Later, when she and David Niven are eating dinner in a restaurant, the strap of the dress ships off her shoulder, and there is no slip strap. See more »

Quotes

Laurence Mackay: She doesn't like being awake in the day? What is she, a vampire bat?
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Soundtracks

I've Got You Under My Skin
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Written by Cole Porter
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2 December 2001 | by (Römerberg, Germany) – See all my reviews

"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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