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Please Don't Eat the Daisies -- Domestic comedy about a New York drama critic, his wife and children, who move out to the country and struggle with dad's daily commute.

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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 »
Genre:
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)
User Reviews:
Plesantly amusing See more (27 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)
Barbara Aberle ... Guest (uncredited)
Mary Benoit ... Guest (uncredited)
Bobette Bentley ... Student (uncredited)
Dan Bergin ... Man Hit with Water Balloon (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Miss Bonney (uncredited)
Lovyss Bradley ... Maid (uncredited)
John Brennan ... Young Man (uncredited)
Jhean Burton ... Actress (uncredited)
Lorraine Caldwell ... Guest (uncredited)
Kathryn Card ... Mrs. Yule (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Sardi's Headwaiter (uncredited)
Richard Collier ... Fabric Salesman (uncredited)
Joseph Cronin ... Pianist (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Lucille Curtis ... Guest (uncredited)
Robert Darwin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frank Delfino ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Burt Douglas ... Young Man (uncredited)
Amy Douglass ... Martha (uncredited)
Joan Dupuis ... Minor Role (uncredited)
David Duval ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Estelle Etterre ... Guest (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Browser (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Donald Foster ... Justin Withers (uncredited)
Milton Frome ... Gus (uncredited)
Marianne Gaba ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Frank Gardner ... Student (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Stuart Hall ... Sardi's Patron (uncredited)
Charles Haren ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Hobo ... Dog (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Mona's Bald Party Guest (uncredited)
Sallie Jones ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Dorothy Joyce ... Guest (uncredited)
Sid Kane ... Minor Role (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)
Larry McCormick ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Claire Meade ... Dowager (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Sardi's Patron / Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Shelly Nicholson ... Little Girl (uncredited)
John Rockwell ... Boy (uncredited)
Benny Rubin ... Pete (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Waiter (uncredited)
Charles Seel ... Upholstery Man (uncredited)
Guy Stockwell ... Young Man (uncredited)
Lomax Study ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Greenfield (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ... Dr. Sprouk (uncredited)
Joseph Waring ... Salesman (uncredited)
Ira L. Westley ... Bassist (uncredited)
Nancy A. Westley ... Guitarist (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... TV Interviewer (uncredited)
Tammy Windsor ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Anatol Winogradoff ... Professor (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Photographer (uncredited)

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
112 min
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Language:
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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
During an argument with her husband, Kate, played by Doris Day, facetiously claims that she had a "rendezvous with Rock Hudson." Day's previous film had been the very successful Pillow Talk (1959)which starred Hudson as her romantic interest. Day and Hudson would eventually become a famous, on-screen, romantic pairing and would appear in a total of three romantic comedies together.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:
David Mackay:Gee, Ma, you act as if we were monsters or something.
Kate Robinson Mackay:Well, you are. You're just lucky that I happen to be peculiar and love monsters.
See more »
Soundtrack:
Please Don't Eat the DaisiesSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Plesantly amusing, 26 July 2008
Author: blackbritishbabe from United Kingdom

i really like this film. unlike some other reviewers i think the chemistry between niven and day is strong - they presented like a genuine married couple. the script is versatile, witty on the one hand, but also able to shift to the more dramatic. the argument between day and niven as he reveals his desire for professional success is very well done. niven himself was laugh out loud funny on many occasions, and the portrayal of parenthoood was quite charming. the song at the school doesn't do anything for me, so i tend to fast forward past that scene. however that is a matter of personal preference: i enjoy doris day as an actress much more than as a singer. it's an amusing, easy going, light hearted film, perfect for afternoon viewing.

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