Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) 1080p YIFY Movie

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) 1080p

Please Don't Eat the Daisies is a movie starring Doris Day, David Niven, and Janis Paige. A university professor leaves his job to become a theater critic, creating problems with his family and friends.

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  • Genre: Comedy | Family
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.12G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English  
  • Run Time: 112
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) 1080p

Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kate, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country. While housewife Kate settles into suburban life, Larry continues to enjoy the theater and party scene of New York. Kate soon begins to question Larry's fidelity when he mentions a flirtatious encounter with Broadway star Deborah Vaughn.

The Director and Players for Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) 1080p

[Director]Charles Walters
[Role:]Janis Paige
[Role:]Doris Day
[Role:]David Niven
[Role:]Spring Byington

The Reviews for Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) 1080p

Reviewed byBill Slocum ([email protected])Vote: 5/10/10

You're glad they made movies like "Please Don't Eat The Daisies"alright, simply to prove there was a time people were more innocent.Sitting through it is another matter.

The central problem with "Please Don't Eat The Daisies" as it standstoday is that it suffers from a major case of indecision: Does it wantto be about a theater critic who gets a big head, or does it want to beabout a Manhattan mom with four sons who finds a new home inWestchester County? Doris Day stars doing what she does best, throwingoff clever one-liners with a maternal glow, doing a little bit ofsinging, and standing by her man, in this case David Niven as theatercritic Lawrence Mackay, who probably doesn't deserve her but as playedby the winning Niven keeps our sympathies enough to make us happy heconvinces her otherwise.

Mackay is quite taken by his new role as the Frank Rich of MayorWagner-era Broadway, but she's worried his becoming an influentialquipmeister has made him mean, a candidate for a ride on the"down-a-lator" as expressed by a producer who used to be Mackay'sfriend until one of Mackay's catty reviews sundered their relationship.The producer, played by Richard Hadyn in much the same jaded manner hebrought to his impresario role in "The Sound Of Music" five yearslater, accelerates Mackay's notoriety by having the starlet of hislatest play, "Mme. Fantan," slap Mackay across the face for the benefitof a newspaper photographer after he disses her performance.

There's a great idea for a story here, about a critic coming up againstthe egos of himself and others, but unfortunately the result doesn'tgive Day much to do. Niven is neither unfaithful to her nor really allthat nasty a critic. Instead of trying to make the story work better,which admittedly would risk running against the grain of a Doris Daycomedy, the film throws in a subplot, about the couple and their foursons moving up the Hudson River to the bucolic suburb of Hooton and theresulting mild turmoil that causes. Thus, the entire second half of thefilm feels as awkwardly tacked on as the musical numbers Day performsin the final third of the programme.

It's all rather stupid, yes, but winsome, too, in that nice way thatmakes one nostalgic for the early 1960s. The scenery is attractivelyshot. The supporting actors are fun. Of the Day numbers, one, "Any WayThe Wind Blows," is a terrific number with a busy bassline and somenice dipping harmonies that recalls Elvis Presley's "King Creole,"fetchingly performed by Day and members of the cast as the "HootonHoller Players." Never mind that groaner of a name, it's a goodroutine. The other number, the title song sung by Day and a merry bandof children, should have been cut but for the fact it's a Doris Daymovie and a drippy song with a kiddie chorus was what her audiencewanted.

The same can be said for the whole movie. "Please Don't Eat TheDaisies" is charming in a way films wouldn't dare be today. Thedialogue is unnaturally whipsmart Neil-Simonesque, even when it's Daytalking to one of her sons ("All he does is eat and sleep." "He's adog. What d'ya want from him, blank verse?"). The youngest boy isclearly overdubbed by a woman with a cutesy voice, saying "Cokee Cola"as he drops water bags on people in a way that's supposed to suggestTom Sawyer, not lawsuits. The dog jumps into Niven's arms at the sightof a squirrel, and he raises his magnificent eyebrows as only DavidNiven can at the idea of finding himself in a lightweight suburbanfarce.

Day makes you glad you stopped by, a suburbanite dream in her snugCapri slacks who finds the humor in every scene. Limited, yes, but verygood in her genre, enough to make a film like this at leastintermittently entertaining. She and Niven do play very well off eachother. Like Michael E. Barrett wrote here in another review, the sceneof them in the restaurant together after Niven has had his face slappedis a terrifically acted sequence, underplayed well by both stars.

Unfortunately, the rest of film doesn't rise to that same level ofsubtlety. Instead, she does her suburban mom thing while he plays thenon-vicious critic with a vicious reputation, until at the end we areasked to pretend the twain come to meet and all is resolved. Itdoesn't, but the nicest thing to be said for "Please Don't Eat TheDaisies" is that it's so genial it makes you willing to pretendotherwise.

Reviewed byblanche-2Vote: 6/10/10

Based on the best-selling novel by Jean Kerr, "Please Don't Eat theDaisies" is the story of a New York City family, the Mackays - fourboys, a wife Kate (Doris Day) and her husband Larry (David Niven).Suddenly, Larry finds success as a powerful theater critic, and Katewants to move out to the country, which was always their dream.However, it's not really Larry's dream any longer. He's heady on NewYork success and wants to be near Theater Row. Conflict comes with hischanging values.

This is a nice story co-starring Spring Byington as Kate's mother andPatsy Kelly as the family housekeeper. It doesn't compare with thesparkling Doris-Rock comedies. I happen to like David Niven in the role- he's what you would expect from a New York critic - above it all,sophisticated, egotistical, well-educated but ultimately likable.

Day is very good as always and gets to sing, but the whole thing is alittle too much. There aren't enough laughs to make it really funny.The brightest part of the movie for me was Janis Paige as DeborahVaughn, an actress/singer decimated by Mackay in a review who thenbecomes attracted to him. She looks gorgeous, she's sexy, and shesupplies the bite that the story needed more of. If the writers hadbuilt up that part of the story, the movie might have turned outbetter. The other part they could have built up is the awful play thatLarry wrote that ends up being produced by the local community theater.Some scenes from that with Doris would have been great.

Day, as it turned out, was at her best when Ross Hunter made her overinto a glamorous, sophisticated woman herself and teamed her up withRock Hudson and gave her glossy productions and great clothes. Thisfilm was made was right at that transition. Day is a very vibrantpresence but she can't elevate this material to more than what it was -a pleasant family comedy.

Reviewed bybj218Vote: 9/10/10

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