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Jean Kerr's "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" re: ''Critic's Choice''
Last Edit: Marlo*Manners 09:40 am EDT 07/14/21
Posted by: Marlo*Manners 09:27 am EDT 07/14/21
In reply to: re: ''Critic's Choice'' isn't -- Anyone see it on Broadway? - WaymanWong 11:45 pm EDT 07/13/21

Jean Kerr wrote a semi-autobiographical bestseller called "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" which was adapted into a motion picture in 1960 starring David Niven and Doris Day. It has similar plotlines as "Critic's Choice" - a theater critic is married to a writer and they move into the country. He has to review their best friend's new play while fending off the attentions of a Broadway actress - mayhem and hilarity ensues. Niven and Day were better cast as critic and playwriting wife than Hope and Ball.

Getting back to the topic at hand - Doris Day had more skill and range than she has generally been credited for. I think she would have scored in the leading role in the film adaptation of "Mary, Mary". Also, a freer adaptation with a quicker, bouncier pace would have resulted in a better picture.

I am also of the opinion that Doris Day should have done "Forty Carats" as well which was offered to her and turned down. Liv Ullmann was too young and all wrong. I also think she should have been Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific".

Doris started out as a band singer which is live performing. Did she ever do stage work?

Marlo Manners (Lady Barrington)
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