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Saturday, June 11, 2011

My Favorite DORIS DAY Movies

Send Me No Flowers (1964) I love this movie, not only my favorite Doris Day movie, but one of my favorite movies period. The last pairing of her and Rock Hudson, plus Tony Randall is just a delightful farce from the word go.

Lover Come Back (1961) The second pairing between Doris and Rock improves on Pillow Talk I think. One of the better films set in the world of advertising. And there were tons of those back during this time period of the 60's. Also it has the fantastic Edie Adams as model Rebel Davis.

The Thrill of It All!
The Thrill Of It All (1963) Another film set in the world advertising, except this time Doris's co-star is James Garner (ever reliable) One of my fave comedies.

Pillow Tallk (1959) The first pairing of Doris and Rock is a winner as their character's distaste for one another drives the entire film. Tony Randall is along for the ride.

Calamity Jane (1953) You can tell Doris had a great time playing Calamity Jane in this very entertaining comedy western/musical.

Please Don't Eat The Daisies (1960) A great family film with Doris and David Niven as parents up and move from the bustling city to the countryside. Good chemistry between the two stars.

That Touch Of Mink (1962) Finally Doris made a film with Cary Grant and its a pretty good one.

It Happened To Jane (1959) I grew up watching this delightful film with Doris trying to run a lobster business. Jack Lemmon co-stars.

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Doris would make her only film with Hitchcock for this entertaining thriller that pairs her with James Stewart. And of course Doris gets to belt out the classic song Que Sera Sera.

Move Over, Darling (1963) A remake of the classic film My Favorite Wife which pairs Day with James Garner again. Pretty good, not as good as Cary Grant and Irene Dunne's version, but still pretty good.


Patti said...

All the Doris/Rock movies are fabulous, but I think Pillow Talk is my fave, with Send Me No Flowers in second place. They had SUCH incredible chemistry between them.

As you know, I'm more of a drama gal than a comedy one, so I really enjoy some of Doris's dramas, especially Midnight Lace and Love Me or Leave Me. I think she is stellar in both roles...she was definitely more than just comedies and musicals, wasn't she?

I recently watched Tunnel of Love (with Richard Widmark and Gig Young). Doris was her usual lovely, perky self.

Ginger said...

My favorites:

Calamity Jane
It Happened to Jane
Move Over, Darling

I love her voice, not only her singing voice but her speaking voice is so melodic and lovely.

Thanks for the post! I've added several to my watch list! :D

Laura said...

I think my Doris faves are CALAMITY JANE, PAJAMA GAME, and THE THRILL OF IT ALL. But there are so many great titles to choose from!

Best wishes,

Irene Palfy said...

Great list

- I love Tony Randall in SEND ME NO FLOWERS!! ("Judy?..George?")

I agree with Ginger about Doris Day's voice and: I love her laughter!

Can't help but love Doris Day.

Desiree said...

I love so many of these, although Pillow Talk will ALWAYS remain my favorite! After all, it introduced me to Doris on the screen :)


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