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Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by Charles Walters and produced by Martin Melcher and Joe Pasternak.

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Please Don't Eat The Daisies(1960).

By Dawn Sample on Dec 26, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960). Comedy. Cast: Doris Day and David Niven. Director: Charles Walters. Produced by Joe Pasternak, with Martin Melcher (Day's husband) as associate producer. The screenplay, partly inspired by the book of the same name by Jean Kerr, a collection of humorous essays, w... Read full article

Cinema Style File--True Doris Day Style in 1960's PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES

on Apr 11, 2012 From GlamAmor

The TCM Classic Film Festival is officially underway and there is already such excitement! Today was open to the press to chat with hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, so I spent my morning in bliss at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. It feels like another home to me now and was fun to reuni... Read full article

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Alfred North: For a critic that first step is the first printed joke. It gets a laugh and a whole new world opens up. He makes another joke, and another. And then one day along comes a joke that shouldn't be made because the show he's reviewing is a good show. But, as it so happens, it's a good joke. And you know what? The joke wins.

Alfred North: [Quoting from Larry Mackay's drama review, in which Mackay has "pre-reviewed" his wife's upcoming play] He says the Hooton Players are charming - particularly their leading lady - but they're wasting time on a twenty-year old play written by a man with no talent for writing plays - namely, himself.
Alfred North: [Now reading directly from Mackay's article] "It was rejected by every Broadway producer in terms so outraged, that I determined never to write another one, thus saving myself years of futile effort and frustration."
Alfred North: Here comes the cherry on the banana split:
Alfred North: [resumes reading from Mackay's article] "I have been under attack of late by my near and dear for what they consider my cruelty as a critic. But this glimpse of my past monstrosity has made me so grateful to those *I* once thought cruel, that I shall go on yelling "Tripe," whenever tripe is served."... Well, we certainly taught HIM a lesson!
Kate Robinson Mackay: This whole nonsensical thing is costing me everything important in my life... Do you think he'll come to the performance?
Alfred North: [Once again reads directly from the article] "Tonight when the curtain rises on "So Passion Dies" I shall be far, far away. And, dear reader, may I wish you the same good fortune."

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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. The song title was, for a while, even the working title of that film.
Beginning her feature-film career portraying Katharine Hepburn's mother in Little Women, Spring Byington closed her movie years playing Doris Day's mother in this film.
After Doris Day and Janis Paige first had worked together in Romance on the High Seas, Miss Paige had triumphed on Broadway as the feisty union official, Babe Williams, in the Tony Award-winning musical of 1954, "The Pajama Game." When Warner Bros., the former home lot of Janis and Doris, recast Babe Williams for the delightful 1957 film version, Babe then turned into - Doris Day!
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