Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)


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In this entertaining comedy by Charles Walters, everyone seems to get in on the act, even the dog and especially the four overactive kids in a wildly challenging family. David Niven co-stars with Doris Day as Lawrence and Kate Mackay, distinctive parents struggling with home, life, and family. Lawrence opts for leaving his job teaching at Columbia University in New York for a post as a drama critic for a Gotham newspaper, bringing new problems to the pile the family already owns. First, they are … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Isobel Lennart
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 26, 2005


as Larry Mackay

as Kate Mackay

as Deborah Vaughn

as Suzie Robinson

as Alfred North

as Joe Positano

as Rev. Dr. McQuarry

as Mona James

as David Mackay

as Gabriel MacKay

as George MacKay

as Adam Mackay

as Mary Smith

as Mrs. Hunter

as Jane March

as Dr. Sprouk

as Miss Yule

as Justin Winters

as Mrs. Greenfield

as Mrs. Kilkinny

as Larry's Secretary

as Pianist

as Young Man

as Young Man

as Young Man

as Waiter

as Photographer

as Upholstery Man

as Interviewer

as Gus the Waiter

as Actress

as J.B. Merlin
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Critic Reviews for Please Don't Eat the Daisies

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 26, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Doris Day's fluffy comedy, made at the height of her popularity, is based on Jean Kerr (married to film critic Walter Kerr), and co-stars a smooth David Niven as her husband.

Full Review… | August 7, 2010

Enjoyable romantic comedy suffers from excess length.

May 24, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Cute little flick, and it has absolutely nothing to do with daisies.

Full Review… | May 14, 2005

It's so ho-hum, it's hard to stay awake through it. And the title? One of the Mackay kids eats the daisies at the new house. Somehow, in the book that seemed a lot funnier.

Full Review… | April 14, 2005
Movie Metropolis

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