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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kate Robinson Mackay
... Laurence Mackay
... Deborah Vaughn
... Suzie Robinson
... Alfred North
... Maggie
... Joe Positano
John Harding ... Reverend Norman McQuarry
... Mona James
... Mary Smith
Mary Patton ... Mrs. Hunter
... David Mackay
... Gabriel Mackay
Flip Mark ... George Mackay
... 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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The Uproarious Movie From The Big Best-Seller! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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2 June 1960 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ne mangez pas les marguerites  »

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Budget:

$1,775,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,050,000, 31 December 1960
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the cab driver turns around to shake MacKay's hand, he almost has an accident and jerks the steering wheel quickly to his right - but the scene through the cab's rear window doesn't move sideways at all. See more »

Quotes

Suzie Robinson: I don't know you as well as I did when you were a child, but you were one of the dumbest children I ever met!
Kate Robinson Mackay: A girl's best friend is her mother!
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Connections

Featured in What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got You Under My Skin
(uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
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This movie is loads of fun
29 March 2004 | by 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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