Please Don't Eat the Daisies

1960

Please Don't Eat the Daisies

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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 forced to move out -- far out -- to the countryside with their brood and canine. And next, while Kate handles home, hearth, and hellions, Lawrence proceeds to alienate one of his best friends with a shattering review. That unhappy beginning to his new career also brings in one of the actresses damaged by his cutting remarks (Janis Paige), who wreaks her own form of havoc on poor Lawrence. In the meantime, Day gets to sing some songs which add to the light-hearted attitude of it all. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Cast

David Niven
as Larry Mackay
Doris Day
as Kate Mackay
Janis Paige
as Deborah Vaughn
Spring Byington
as Suzie Robinson
Richard Haydn
as Alfred North
Jack Weston
as Joe Positano
John Harding
as Rev. Dr. McQuarry
Margaret Lindsay
as Mona James
Charles Herbert
as David Mackay
Stanley Livingston
as Gabriel MacKay
Flip Mark
as George MacKay
Baby Gellert
as Adam Mackay
Carmen Phillips
as Mary Smith
Mary Patton
as Mrs. Hunter
Marina Koshetz
as Jane March
Geraldine Wall
as Dr. Sprouk
Kathryn Card
as Miss Yule
Donald Foster
as Justin Winters
Irene Tedrow
as Mrs. Greenfield
Madge Blake
as Mrs. Kilkinny
Peter Leeds
as Larry's Secretary
Joe Cronin
as Pianist
Burt Douglas
as Young Man
John Brennan
as Young Man
Guy Stockwell
as Young Man
Len Lesser
as Waiter
Wilson Wood
as Photographer
Charles Seel
as Upholstery Man
Frank Wilcox
as Interviewer
Milton Frome
as Gus the Waiter
Jhean Burton
as Actress
Charles Coburn
as J.B. Merlin
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  • Apr 19, 2012
    I loved it. David Niven is a much better actor than Rock Hudson, and the script was written by someone who knows the ups and downs of married life.
    Morris N Super Reviewer

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