Doris Day: The Essential CollectionVarious
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Celebrate the ultimate girl next door, Doris Day, with 15 of her most beloved films. From her maiden movie voyage in 1948’s Romance on the High Seas to 1966’s hilarious The Glass Bottom Boat, one of the silver screen’s greatest comediennes will sing, dance and romance her way into your heart! Tap your toes to classic songs by Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins and other legendary tunesmiths. Delight in dazzling dance numbers by Busby Berkeley and Bob Fosse. Marvel at the masterful direction by Michael Curtiz and Stanley Donen. A cavalcade of stars provides stellar support, including Jack Carson, Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, Edward G. Robinson, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden, James Cagney, David Niven, Jimmy Durante and other greats. See for yourself why this all-American girl is a world-renowned Hollywood icon!
ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS
Doris Day makes her maiden film voyage, setting sail on romantic seas as Mrs. Elvira Kent. Meanwhile, the real Elvira stays home to spy on her presumably philandering hubby as the husband hires a spy to snoop on his supposedly voyaging wife.
MY DREAM IS YOURS
Talent agent Doug Blake is giving 100% to earn his 10%. He walks away from his arrogant singing star and must scramble to discover another who will shine even brighter — and he does, in Doris Day’s effervescent songstress Martha Gibson.
IT’S A GREAT FEELING
No director. No leading lady. No problem. If no one will work with hambitious actor Jack Carson, he’ll just pull his own movie together. There’s a talented kid in the studio commissary, played by Doris Day, eager for her big break in this bright Hollywood filmmaking spoof.
TEA FOR TWO
Doris Day is a sunny sensation in this flapper-era musical romp as a woman who strikes a bet that she can say “no” to everything for 48 hours. She’s determined, even if it means saying “no” when the fella she loves pops the question.
LULLABY OF BROADWAY
Doris sang and danced divinely in this musical delight about a singer newly arrived in New York — and destined for
Broadway fame. Savor the title tune, Cole Porter’s “Just One of Those Things,” “Somebody Loves Me” and six more swell songs.
ON MOONLIGHT BAY
Doris Day and Gordon MacRae team for spoonin’, croonin’ and swoonin’ On Moonlight Bay, based on Booth Tarkington’s Penrod stories, in this heaping of tuneful, romantic, World War I-era Midwestern American life.
APRIL IN PARIS
The government wants Ethel Barrymore to represent the American theater at an arts exposition in Paris. But her invitation goes instead to Miss Ethel “Dynamite” Jackson (Doris Day), a very blonde, very brassy chorus girl. And she’s going to give Paris an Eiffel!
BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON
Young lovers Doris Day and Gordon MacRae return in a moonlit sequel to On Moonlight Bay. Like its predecessor, this draws from Booth Tarkington’s Penrod stories for its portraits of heartland mirth, values and “warm hearts, cold feet” romance.
Doris Day and Howard Keel fuss, feud and fall in love as Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok in this entertainment mother lode, featuring wide-open Technicolor® Western spaces, lots of high-stepping dances and the classic ballad (and ’50s megahit) “Secret Love.”
Don’t step on a crack. Open an umbrella only when outdoors. Struggling performer Candy Williams (Doris Day) has many ways to ward off bad luck. Maybe that’s why the most unlucky day of her life eventually turns out to be the luckiest!
LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
Doris Day gives a career-best dramatic performance as roaring ’20s songstress Ruth Etting, who had everything — the looks, the wiles, the smokey jazz voice, the it. She also had a Chicago gangster smothering her in an obsessive grip she escaped at great peril.
THE PAJAMA GAME Doris Day and John Raitt lead a Broadway-seasoned cast in this entertaining tale of labor discord, in which negotiations involve snappy stars, terrific tunes by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and dynamic dances choreographed by Bob Fosse.
PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAISIES Doris Day brings her trademark radiance to the role of Kate Mackay — who has four boys, a country fixer-upper and a drama-critic hubby — as she hangs in through thick and thicker in this jovial comedy full of breezy family fun.
BILLY ROSE’S JUMBO
Radiant Doris Day sings beloved Rodgers and Hart tunes and does her own horseback-riding tricks in this big-time, big-top extravaganza bursting with laughter and love, song and dance, circus stunts and star power, and a mighty talented elephant!
THE GLASS BOTTOM BOAT
In this hilarious blending of romantic comedy and the era’s burgeoning spy-movie genre, Doris Day plays a Girl Friday at a hush-hush aeronautics think tank who chaotically sets out to clear her name when colleagues suspect she’s an espionage agent.