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Friday, April 1, 2011

My Favorite Doris Day Movies!

Happy Birthday Doris Day!
Sunday ~ April 3rd!

Doris Day is one of my Favorite Actresses! She and I share the same Birthday ~ April 3rd... so that makes it Extra Sweet!

Today, I thought I would share "My Favorite Doris Day Movies".

Here are the Films with their DVD synopsis:

Move Over Darling

Move Over Darling

Five years after losing his first wife Ellen (Doris Day) at sea, Nick (James Garner) is finally ready to have her declared legally dead, get remarried and settle down to a peaceful second marriage! But wedded bliss becomes marital mayhem when Ellen turns up alive - with a hilarious, hair-brained scheme to win back her husband, put a stop to the honeymoon and give first love a second chance at happily-ever-after!

The Thrill of It All!

The Thrill of it All

Doris Day and James Garner star in this breezy comedy about what happens when your 15 minutes of fame finally arrives-and turns your life upside down!

Dr. Gerald Boyer (Garner) and his lovely wife Beverly (Day) are living the American dream. But their suburban bliss turns to media-driven frenzy when Beverly is selected as the national advertising spokeswoman for "Happy Soap". As her career begins to skyrocket, her neglected husband is increasingly put out by the fact that when his family does get to see her, it's on TV!

Please Don't Eat the Daisies

Please Don't Eat the Daises
A sunny day: Doris Day copes with home, hubby anditheimommy track!Kate Mackay (Doris Day) has four boys who someday may lend their names to hurricanes. A monstrosity of a country fixer-upper that needs its lower fixed too. And a poison-pen, drama-critic hubby (David Niven) who sees plays under the worst possible circumstances - by being the audience.

Kate hags in through thick and thicker in this jovial comedy from the bestseller by playwright Jean Kerr. Day brings her trademark radiance to the goings-on and to the songs Please Don't Eat the Daises and Any Way the Wind Blows. Spouse Niven finds his hawk-like critic's eye clouded when a production of a play he wrote decades earlier may bring about his comeuppance. With Janis Paige, Spring Byington and Richard Haydn on hand for snappy comic support, Please Don't Eat the Daisies is breezy family fun.

TCM Spotlight: Doris Day Collection (It's a Great Feeling / Tea for Two / April in Paris / The Tunnel of Love / Starlift)

A Great Collection...

It's A Great Feeling
Doris plays a waitress trying to break into pictures in a merry moviemaking spoof with swell songs, Hollywood and Warner Bros. backlot locals and some surprising star cameos.
Tea For Two
Day and Gordon MacRae are two for tea in the, No, No, Nanette-inspired romp that has her saying "no" to everything to win a bet. The magical score includes the title tune, "DO, Do, Do, I Only Have Eyes For You" and "I Want To Be Happy."

April In Paris
Lady Day is dynamite - brassy chorine Dynamite Jackson - when she's mistakenly named a goodwill ambassador to France in a musical frolic costarring limber-limbed Ray Bolger.

The Tunnel Of Love
Hanky-panky hubbub awaits Doris and hubby Richard Widmark in this sexy, witty comedy about a couple's frustrating attempts to adopt a child, costarring Gig Young and directed by Gene Kelly

Red-white-and-blue fun abounds as Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, James Cagney, Gary Cooper, Virginia Mayo, Jane Wyman, Randolph Scott and others perform for - or just shoot the breeze with - starstruck flyboys in uniform.

 Doris Day Collection 1 (Billy Rose's Jumbo / Calamity Jane / The Glass Bottom Boat / Love Me or Leave Me / Lullaby of Broadway / The Pajama Game / Please Don't Eat the Daisies / Young Man with a Horn)

Another Great Collection...

Billy Rose's Jumbo
Three-ring fun! Day, Jimmy Durante and songs by Rodgers and Hart pace a circus spectacle.

Glass Bottom Boat
Aeronautics think-tank worker Day is suspected of espionage in this loopy spy spoof.

Love Me or Leave Me
Day turns in a stunner as jazz singer and mobster's moll Ruth Etting. With James Cagney.

Lullaby Of Broadway
C'mon along as small-town girl Day vies for Big Apple success. Many irresistible standards!

Please Don't Eat The Daisies
Day is the eye of a comic storm in a house of 4 boys and drama-critic hubby David Niven.

Young Man With A Horn
Day, Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall hit all the right notes in a smoky tale of a jazzman.

The Pajama Game
Union leader Day, Bob Fosse choreography, "Hey There," and more in a musical milestone.

Calamity Jane
Yee-haw! Calamity (Day) and Wild Bill Hickok (Howard Keel) fuss, feud and fall in love.

The Doris Day Collection, Vol. 2 (Romance on the High Seas / My Dream Is Yours / On Moonlight Bay / I'll See You in My Dreams / By the Light of the Silvery Moon / Lucky Me)

And Another Great Collection...

Romance On The High Seas
Sail with movie-debuting Day, Jack Carson and Janis Paige on a fun musical cruise where a jealous couple goes to extremes spying on one another. Includes Doris' signature song It's Magic.

My Dream Is Yours
Gifted but unknown singer Day teams with a hard-luck talent agent (Carson) in this romantic, tuneful comedy featuring a live-action/animation sequence with Bugs Bunny.

I'll See You In My Dreams
Day and Danny Thomas romantically collaborate in this affectionate biography of tunesmith Gus Kahn. A treasure chest of standards like It Had To Be You, Makin' Whoopee and the title tune.

On Moonlight Bay
Booth Tarkington's Pernod stories inspired this musical feast of Americana ideally casting Day and Gordon MacRae as lovebirds in a quaint Indiana town on the eve of World War I.

By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Day and MacRae are back together in top tune-crooning form for the further adventures of a small-town family turning the corner from World War I into the Roaring '20s.

Lucky Me
You're in luck when Day, Phil Silvers and Nancy Walker go on a tuneful spree to help Broadway composer Robert Cummings mount a show. Songs by Calamity Jane's Oscar®-winning team.

 With Six You Get Eggroll

With Six You Get Eggroll

Keeping this family together isn't child's play!The effervescent Doris Day (Pillow Talk) and rugged Brian Keith (The Parent Trap) star in a comedy romp that focuses on love and marriage, and the trials and tribulations of an instant family! Day, in her last feature-film role, plays Abby McClure, an independent single mom with three rambunctious sons. Keith portrays Jake Iverson, the father of a headstrong 18-year-old daughter (Barbara Hershey of Beaches). When Abby and Jake meet, fall in love and marry, it's a union perfectly suited for towels marked "His" and "Hers" - that is, until his and her kids bring chaos and turmoil into the house as they attempt to blend into a single family unit. George Carlin (making his feature-film debut), Pat Carroll (The Little Mermaid), Jamie Farr (TV's M*A*S*H) and Alice Ghostley (Grease) so-star in a spirited, laugh-filled contemporary story involving tangled family ties.

I hope you enjoy some of these Movies, too! There are several Doris Day Movies being played this month on TCM, so you'll want to check the Family TV Schedule to see when they are on!

Que Sera Sera! Whatever will be.. Will be!

Happy Birthday Doris Day!


  1. A lovely lady...! Happy birthday to her... and to you!

  2. Happy Birthday!! My favorite Doris Day movies are Move Over Darling, Send Me No Flowers, and With Six You Get Egg-rolls :)

  3. Happy belated birthday! I LOVE Doris Day, and LOVE Doris Day movies! My favorite (I think - too hard to chose, really) is That Touch of Mink - Doris with Cary Grant --- just perfect! Doris with Rock Hudson is classic, of course. Pillow Talk and The Man Who Knew Too Much are up there, too. When I think of Doris Day, I think of movies I love. I love her singing also.

    Thanks again for this fabulous site. I still think of it as "It's a Wonderful Christmas Movie" :)

    I really appreciate the work you do compiling all of this family-friendly information for us.

  4. Happy Belated Birthday to you both!

    You both bring us lots of joy!

  5. Thank you, Ann, Helen, Christi, Lynn... so much for the Sweet Birthday Wishes here and those who contacted me through e-mail, too!

    I had a very wonderful celebration with my precious family... so blessed!

    I enjoyed reading your favorite Doris movies, too... and I couldn't believe I forgot one of my favorites (that Christi mentioned!) ... The Man Who Knew Too Much! That one is fabulous- a terrific suspenseful mystery - and it has Doris Day with Jimmy Stewart, too!


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