Please Don't Eat the Daisies (film)

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Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Please Don't Eat the Daisies poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byCharles Walters
Produced byJoe Pasternak
Written byIsobel Lennart
Jean Kerr
StarringDoris Day
David Niven
Janis Paige
Richard Haydn
Spring Byington
Music byDavid Rose
CinematographyRobert J. Bronner
Editing byJohn McSweeney Jr.
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release datesMarch 31, 1960
Running time112 min
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1,775,000[1]
Box office$7,050,000[1]
 
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Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Please Don't Eat the Daisies poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byCharles Walters
Produced byJoe Pasternak
Written byIsobel Lennart
Jean Kerr
StarringDoris Day
David Niven
Janis Paige
Richard Haydn
Spring Byington
Music byDavid Rose
CinematographyRobert J. Bronner
Editing byJohn McSweeney Jr.
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release datesMarch 31, 1960
Running time112 min
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1,775,000[1]
Box office$7,050,000[1]

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) is a comedy film starring Doris Day and David Niven, made by Euterpe Inc., and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The movie was directed by Charles Walters and 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, was by Isobel Lennart.

The film also features Janis Paige, Spring Byington, Richard Haydn, Patsy Kelly, and Jack Weston. Its story follows a newly instated drama critic, his wife and four young sons who leave the city for a big country house.

A television series starring Patricia Crowley and Mark Miller premiered five years later and ran for 58 episodes.

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Reception[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $5,150,000 in the US and Canada and $1.9 million elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $1,842,000.[1]

References in other media[edit]

"Please Don't Eat the Daisies" is played in the background of the beginning of the Liam Kyle Sullivan internet music videos "Shoes" and "Text Message Break-up".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times Staff and Wire Reports. "Carmen Phillips, 65; Movie and TV Actress, Animal Rights Activist". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 

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