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Please Don't Eat the Daisies

Theatrical poster
Directed by Charles Walters
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Written by Isobel Lennart
Jean Kerr
Starring Doris Day
David Niven
Janis Paige
Richard Haydn
Spring Byington
Music by David Rose
Cinematography Robert J. Bronner
Editing by John McSweeney Jr.
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) March 31, 1960
Running time 112 min
Country United States
Language English

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.

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


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

References in other media

"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".

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