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 in the audience.
Kate hangs 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 Daisies" and "Any Way the Wind Blows." Spouse Niven finds his hawklike 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.
A successful drama critic moves his family to the country in this film which inspired the later television series. Doris Day and David Niven star in this family comedy that also features a cast of amusing and mischievous children.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Domestic comedy about a New York drama critic, his wife and children, who move out to the country and struggle with dad's daily commute.
In this delightful comedy, New York theater critic Lawrence Mackay has his hands full when he puts the bright lights of Broadway behind him and moves to a country house. But trying to work at home in the midst of the Mackay family proves nearly impossible: his beautiful wife, three boisterous young boys, one infant, and one lovable English sheepdog provide endless distractions and constant chaos. Worst of all, when Mackay finally does become successful, it goes right to his head -- and suddenly he ends up caring more about his own popularity than anything, or anyone, else.