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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
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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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George Mackay
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Adam Mackay
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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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A sunny day: Doris Day copes with home, hubby and the mommy track! See more »

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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After Doris Day and Janis Paige first had worked together in Romance on the High Seas (1948), Miss Paige had triumphed on Broadway as the feisty union official, Babe Williams, in the Tony Award-winning musical of 1954, "The Pajama Game." When Warner Bros., the former home lot of Janis and Doris, recast Babe Williams for the delightful 1957 film version, Babe then turned into - Doris Day! 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 ...
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Connections

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Soundtracks

I've Got You Under My Skin
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Written by Cole Porter
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This movie is loads of fun
29 March 2004 | by (Aventura, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I had to comment here because the other comment was so negative. First, you have to like Doris Day to like this movie. It is one of her best and capturtes her in all of her best environs, as a mother, on the sidelines of fast lane society. How can any true fan not love this movie? She sings, she dances, and she acts.

Doris's interaction with the kids is what steals the show, she's so natural with them. The musical numbers are light and fluffy, but that was what we loved about her work! Niven makes an unexpectedly good straight man and counterpart for Doris who is all over the place. It is also interresting that Janis Page co-stars in this film as she was the top billed female in Doris's first film, Romance on the High Seas.

I think Page looks good as a blond and gives a great performance. Spring Byington is fantastic as the grandmother. The only walk-through performance is by Richard Haydn, who isnt too bad.

Anyone who loves Doris Day will consider this one of their favorite movies.


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