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Director:
Writers:
Isobel Lennart (screenplay)
Jean Kerr (book)
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Release Date:
2 June 1960 (West Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
The Uproarious Movie From The Big Best-Seller!
Plot:
Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kay, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
Warner Bros. considering Netflix-style streaming service
 (From Cinelinx. 21 April 2012, 6:05 PM, PDT)

Singing Legend Making Long-Awaited Comeback
 (From Huffington Post. 28 November 2011, 1:25 PM, PST)

Longtime publicist Regina Gruss dies
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 5 August 2010, 1:00 PM, PDT)

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enjoyable Doris Day film See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Doris Day ... Kate Robinson Mackay

David Niven ... Laurence Mackay

Janis Paige ... Deborah Vaughn

Spring Byington ... Suzie Robinson

Richard Haydn ... Alfred North

Patsy Kelly ... Maggie

Jack Weston ... Joe Positano
John Harding ... Reverend Norman McQuarry

Margaret Lindsay ... Mona James

Carmen Phillips ... Mary Smith
Mary Patton ... Mrs. Hunter
Charles Herbert ... David Mackay

Stanley Livingston ... Gabriel Mackay
Flip Mark ... George Mackay
Baby Gellert ... Adam Mackay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Kilkinny (scenes deleted)
Dan Bergin ... Man Hit with Water Balloon (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Miss Bonney (uncredited)
John Brennan ... Young Man (uncredited)
Jhean Burton ... Actress (uncredited)
Kathryn Card ... Ms. Yule (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Sardi's Headwaiter (uncredited)
Richard Collier ... Fabric Salesman (uncredited)
Joseph Cronin ... Pianist (uncredited)
Frank Delfino ... (uncredited)
Burt Douglas ... Young Man (uncredited)
Amy Douglass ... Martha (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Lady in Elevator (uncredited)
Donald Foster ... Justin Withers (uncredited)
Milton Frome ... Gus (uncredited)
Marianne Gaba ... Young Girl (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Mona's Baldy Party Guest (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Marina Koshetz ... Jane March (uncredited)
Peter Leeds ... Mackay's Secretary (uncredited)

Len Lesser ... Waiter at Sardi's (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Sardi's Patron / Elevator-Rider (uncredited)
Benny Rubin ... Pete (uncredited)
Charles Seel ... Upholstery Man (uncredited)
Guy Stockwell ... Young Man (uncredited)
Lomax Study ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Man in Elevator (uncredited)
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Greenfield (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Elevator-Rider (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ... Dr. Sprouk (uncredited)
Ira L. Westley ... Bassist (uncredited)
Nancy A. Westley ... Guitarist (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... TV Interviewer (uncredited)
Anatol Winogradoff ... Professor (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Photographer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Walters 
 
Writing credits
Isobel Lennart (screenplay)

Jean Kerr (book)

Produced by
Martin Melcher .... associate producer
Joe Pasternak .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Rose 
 
Cinematography by
Robert J. Bronner (director of photography) (as Robert Bronner)
 
Film Editing by
John McSweeney Jr. 
 
Casting by
Mel Ballerino (uncredited)
Don McElwaine (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Hans Peters 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Jerry Wunderlich 
 
Costume Design by
Morton Haack 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Agnes Flanagan .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Frank La Rue .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dave Friedman .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Jennings .... assistant director
Jack N. Reddish .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... leadman (uncredited)
Harry Edwards .... props (uncredited)
John Ricardo .... props (uncredited)
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
Conrad Kahn .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Lee LeBlanc .... matte painting supervisor (uncredited)
Matthew Yuricich .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Bradner .... grip (uncredited)
Eric Carpenter .... still photographer (uncredited)
Milford Cline .... gaffer (uncredited)
George Hollister .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ace Riley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Howard Roberts .... best boy (uncredited)
Joseph Ruttenberg .... camera operator (uncredited)
Tom Smith .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Russel B. Caplan .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Evelyn Rickart .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
Thomas J. McCarthy .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Irving Aaronson .... assistant to producer
Eylla Jacobs .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Robert Sidney .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
112 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | Germany:6 (re-rating) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | West Germany:12 (original rating)

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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:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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:
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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Movie Connections:
References Frankenstein (1931)See more »
Soundtrack:
I've Got You Under My SkinSee more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
enjoyable Doris Day film, 4 December 2006
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Based on the best-selling novel by Jean Kerr, "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" is the story of a New York City family, the Mackays - four boys, a wife Kate (Doris Day) and her husband Larry (David Niven). Suddenly, Larry finds success as a powerful theater critic, and Kate wants to move out to the country, which was always their dream. However, it's not really Larry's dream any longer. He's heady on New York success and wants to be near Theater Row. Conflict comes with his changing values.

This is a nice story co-starring Spring Byington as Kate's mother and Patsy Kelly as the family housekeeper. It doesn't compare with the sparkling Doris-Rock comedies. I happen to like David Niven in the role - he's what you would expect from a New York critic - above it all, sophisticated, egotistical, well-educated but ultimately likable.

Day is very good as always and gets to sing, but the whole thing is a little too much. There aren't enough laughs to make it really funny. The brightest part of the movie for me was Janis Paige as Deborah Vaughn, an actress/singer decimated by Mackay in a review who then becomes attracted to him. She looks gorgeous, she's sexy, and she supplies the bite that the story needed more of. If the writers had built up that part of the story, the movie might have turned out better. The other part they could have built up is the awful play that Larry wrote that ends up being produced by the local community theater. Some scenes from that with Doris would have been great.

Day, as it turned out, was at her best when Ross Hunter made her over into a glamorous, sophisticated woman herself and teamed her up with Rock Hudson and gave her glossy productions and great clothes. This film was made was right at that transition. Day is a very vibrant presence but she can't elevate this material to more than what it was - a pleasant family comedy.

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