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Musical Monday: Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 20, 2019

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Love Me or Leave Me – read more

Tempting to shake the blues away: Doris Day in Love Me or Leave Me (Charles Vidor, 1956)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 3, 2019

In 1955, Doris Day was already a well-established actress and music entertainer. She was making films since 1948 (Romance on the High Seas) and had quickly conquered our hearts with her enchanting voice, her smile and her sense of fun. In 1955, she also delivered what is considered to be one of the read more

Love Me or Leave Me

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Apr 3, 2017

Today, I'm reviewing the musical Love Me or Leave Me (1955), which stars Doris Day as torch singer Ruth Etting. This article is part of The Doris Day Blogathon hosted by Love Letters to Old Hollywood. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)  gave "America's Sweetheart" Doris Day the chance to prove h read more

New on Blu-ray: Love Me or Leave Me

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Oct 14, 2016

Today, I'm reviewing Warner Archive's new Blu-ray release of Love Me or Leave Me (1955), starring Doris Day as torch singer Ruth Etting. Here's what you need to know about Love Me or Leave Me (1955), which was just released on Blu-ray by the good folks at Warner Archive. The Director:  read more

Warner Archive--Doris Day and James Cagney on Blu-ray in Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 6, 2016

So much of the joy of Love Me or Leave Me is in the luxurious MGM-style polish of the production. There's the beautiful sets, the too gorgeous to be real costumes and the beauty of the luscious color photography. This glossy fictionalization of the rise of chanteuse Ruth Etting and he read more

Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 21, 2016

Doris Day tested her image’s bounds as Ms. Wholesome when she took on the role of torch singer Ruth Etting in Love Me or Leave Me. We’ll never know for certain, but Day’s break from convention could explain why she wasn’t nominated for an Academy Award as this is Day’s read more

Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 29, 2016

Love Me or Leave Me Directed by Charles Vidor Written by Daniel Fuchs and Isobel Lennart, story by Fuchs 1955/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental Strong performances by James Cagney and Doris Day raise this musical biopic above the average. It is the Roaring Twenties.  Marty ( read more

My CMBA Fabulous Films of the '50s Blogathon Entry: "Love Me or Leave Me," or Great Day

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on May 26, 2014

This post is part of the Fabulous Films of the '50s Blogathon, brought to you in living color by America's premier classic movie blog association, the Classic Movie Blog Association. The 1955 film "Love Me or Leave Me" comes smack dab in the middle of Doris Day's peak performing decade -- at its read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Doris Day in LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME (1955)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Aug 1, 2013

This post is part of the 2013 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin' on a Backyard Fence and ScribeHard on Film. Visit their sites for all of the blogathon posts for each day in August! I normally turn to Doris Day when I'm feeling down and need the cinematic equivalent of a cupcake read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Doris Day in LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME (1955)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Aug 1, 2013

This post is part of the 2013 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin' on a Backyard Fence and ScribeHard on Film. Visit their sites for all of the blogathon posts for each day in August! I normally turn to Doris Day when I'm feeling down and need the cinematic equivalent of a cupcake read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Doris Day in LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME (1955)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Aug 1, 2013

This post is part of the 2013 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin' on a Backyard Fence and ScribeHard on Film. Visit their sites for all of the blogathon posts for each day in August! I normally turn to Doris Day when I'm feeling down and need the cinematic equivalent of a cupcake read more

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