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Please Don't Eat the Daisies (31-Mar-1960)

Director: Charles Walters

Writer: Isobel Lennart

Based on a book: Please Don't Eat the Daisies by Jean Kerr

Music Score: David Rose

Producer: Joe Pasternak

Keywords: Comedy

Larry McKay, drama professor and unsuccessful playwright, becomes a top theater critic. He and his wife Kay, plus their four sons and sheepdog move out of necessity to a large old house in the country, much in need of renovation. However with his new job Larry becomes somewhat intoxicated with his power, and he can't work in the new house with all the construction racket. Enjoyable domestic comedy in this adaptation of the novel by Jean Kerr, real-life wife of Walter Kerr, Herald Tribune theater critic.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Spring Byington
17-Oct-1886 7-Sep-1971 You Can't Take it With You
Doris Day
3-Apr-1922 13-May-2019 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Richard Haydn
10-Mar-1905 25-Apr-1985 The Sound of Music
Patsy Kelly
12-Jan-1910 24-Sep-1981 Freaky Friday
Margaret Lindsay
19-Sep-1910 9-May-1981 The House of the Seven Gables
Stanley Livingston
24-Nov-1950   Chip Douglas on My Three Sons
David Niven
1-Mar-1909 29-Jul-1983 Pencil-moustachioed actor
Janis Paige
16-Sep-1922   Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Jack Weston
21-Aug-1924 3-May-1996 Wait Until Dark


Doris Day   ...   Kate Mackay
David Niven   ...   Lawrence Mackay
Janis Paige   ...   Deborah Vaughn
Spring Byington   ...   Suzie Robinson
Richard Haydn   ...   Alfred North
Patsy Kelly   ...   Maggie
Jack Weston   ...   Joe Positano
John Harding   ...   Rev. Dr. McQuarry
Margaret Lindsay   ...   Mona James
Carmen Phillips   ...   Shary Smith
Mary Patton   ...   Mrs. Hunter
The Children
Charles Herbert   ...   David Mackay
Stanley Livingston   ...   Gabriel MacKay
Flip Mark   ...   George MacKay
Baby Gellert   ...   Adam McKay


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