Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Family, Romance


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


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  • Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
  • Doris Day and David Niven in Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
  • Doris Day and David Niven in Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

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4 January 2006 | ipra
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| A bright, sweet Doris Day confection for her fans.
Although made in 1960, this classic sampling of Doris Day fluff is more a product of the 50s than the coming decade of the 60s. As ever, Miss Day is gorgeous and perfectly turned out, this time the mother of four small boys, an aspiring playwright overshadowed by her theater critic husband, coping with a series of domestic crises while she attempts to move her family from a city apartment to an improbably ramshackle English-style country house. 'Improbable' is indeed the word for the entire plot of this movie, but then probability was seldom the reason we went to the movies in the 50s. Bouyed along by the bright force of Miss Day's personality, the light touch and easy charm of David Niven, and ably supported by Janice Paige, Spring Byington, and Richard Haydn, this pic has all the bouncy sweetness and escapism her fans so appreciate in Miss Day's work. So, if you are looking for a 2-hour time trip to what seems like a kinder and gentler time, don't mind bumping your nose against a few cultural idiosyncrasies of the 50s (and no Day fan can avoid that), enjoy discovering some charming but forgotten musical numbers, appreciate really great vintage clothes, and generally believe it is hard for Miss Day to do any wrong, this seldom-mentioned film is just the ticket!

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