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Thanks Howard & Johnny.

When I say I'm surprised, I don't mean I don't like the films, I do. I just thought No 4 would be something like Teacher's Pet or Lover Come Back - not a mix of 'old and new films', that's all. :)
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Bryan as always a wonderful banner⊰⊱ LOVE IT❤️*•.¸♥¸.•*❤️ Beautifu!!

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Ania, as always, thank you too. *•.¸♥¸.•*❤️ :D

Love your new avatar!

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From Puck, Best Film No 4 (along with The Thrill of it all):

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Bryan wrote:

"Best/favourite film No 4: Anyone surprised by this? I must I am! I'm not sure what I expected No 4 to be - but neither of these."

I'm not at all surprised. ROTHS was her film debut and she sparkled as Georgia Garrett. It was a spectacular launch for her film career and Doris carried the film without ever appearing in a movie before or taking one acting lesson. Remarkable! As Howard and Johnny asserted, TTOIA is one of her best contemporary romantic comedies with sharp writing and performances by the entire cast. Her chemistry with Jimmy Garner cannot be beat. The only minor downside is the ending when Doris forfeits her career to have another baby and become the dutiful wife again. I wish Reiner had come-up with an ending that allowed her to continue making commercials and still be a good wife and mother.

Lover Come Back suffers from inevitable comparisons to Pillow Talk. It usually ranks behind it because PT was the first pairing of Doris with Rock, and LCB copied the mistaken identity /wolf-in-sheep's clothing device that was the key plot point of PT. Another drawback, for me anyway, is that Doris has no scenes with Tony Randall. That being said, the ad agency satire in LCB is topnotch and the verbal bantering between Doris and Rock is a delight. I think her reaction when she realizes that "Linus" is Jerry Webster is better than her fury in Pillow Talk and her method of revenge is funnier than the apartment redecorating in PT. It's a near tossup for me between the two films - both are excellent - but I always go with PT because it was my first Doris Day film.

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Agree Michael re- PT and LCB - though I always favour the former.

Re- Thrill - well, I think I may even have given up a commercial career to spend quality time with Jimmy G as he looked then - wow! LOL ! :lol: :arrow:

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Wonderful banner and wonderful movie❤️

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Thank you all 8) - and on to Best Film No 5 (not surprised by this one :wink: ):

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The Man Who Too Much is a really good Hitchcock thriller. Doris Day and James Stewart do outstanding work as an American couple who's son is kidnapped.
There is a great deal of tension and a foreboding atmosphere that keeps the audience in it's grasp. The film has held up well over the past sixty years.
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Love the MWKTM Banner- and love the fact that Marty and Hitch - got DD on location - it helps the film to stand the test of time. Love seeing all American DD in Brixton.

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I agree w/ Jas and Johnny. TMWKTM is an excellent thriller and it was a smart move for Doris after her triumph in LMOLM. I like the edgy husband/ wife dynamic that Doris and Jimmy Stewart created in this film. They really feel like a married couple whose love for each other and their son is rock solid, but there is unresolved conflict over her stage career and living in the Midwest. Both actors are so natural that the audience readily accepts them as a married couple, which makes them even more sympathetic when their son is kidnapped.

Doris should have gotten an Academy Award nomination for her performance.

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Agree there, Michael - at the very least she deserved a nomination. Hollywood was a bit snobby about stars who were good at musical comedy (Monroe didn't even get a nod for Some Like it Hot) preferring instead Grace Kelly in The Country Girl and Simone Signoret in Room at the Top.

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You're so right, Michael about an Academy Award nomination. I believe that DD's scene at Albert Hall - without a word spoken, is one of the most suspenseful scenes in movie history. Such tension!
Like Irene Dunne done.

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You're right there, Howard.

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Interesting banner showing Pillow Talk hairdo and earrings for TMWKTM.

Right you are, gents, about Doris not even being nominated for her work in this film. That was really two snubs in a row, because the Academy didn't recognize her performance in Love Me or Leave Me either.

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What is particularly disappointing about the Oscar snubs for LMOLM and TMWKTM is that both films were quantum leaps for Doris not only as an actress but also in terms of scale, budget, and quality. They were A list productions with top tier screenwriters and directors - exactly the kind of material she deserved after she left WB. And she was hugely successful in terms of proving her range as an actress - Oscar or no Oscar - as well as her box-office clout in more serious films. I bet many in Hollywood were sitting back, waiting to see if she could make the transition from the frothy WB period musicals to more demanding roles. Of course, she did just that without a missing a beat or looking back.

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Doris' films LMOLM, TMWKTM, The Pajama Game, Teacher's Pet and The Thrill Of It All were all worthy of Oscar nominations.

I agree Michael about Doris' range developing as an actress during this time. It appears Doris kept a distance from Hollywood politics and parties preferring baseball games and the outdoors.

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Interesting banner showing Pillow Talk hairdo and earrings for TMWKTM.
Well spotted, Judy! Obvious when you point it out. I thought there was something about it but couldn't put my finger on it - now I can see she didn't have that hair style in TMWKTM and the makeup is a lot different.
Puck has used a bit of artistic licence on this one. :)
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When Doris Day traveled to London to film some of the location scenes for this film, she was so popular with the British that when she arrived at her hotel, mobs of fans who had gotten word that she would be staying there had gathered. Pandemonium erupted when they saw her, and she needed a police escort to get in. Fans continued to surround the hotel, camping out, shouting her name, asking for autographs and hoping for a chance to see her. The hotel management finally had to ask her to leave!"
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Thank you so much On Moonlight Bay for the really fascinating article on The Man Who Knew Too Much..

I did not realize Lana Turner, Grace Kelly, Kim Novak, Jane Russell and Ava Gardiner were considered for the lead female role. It is wonderful to know Alfred Hitchcock appreciated and remembered Doris' work on the underappreciated Storm Warning.

I really enjoyed reading the article
Thank you again.
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I love all Doris's films! I think I'm partial to The Thrill of it All because i love seeing Doris with children and I love the storyline. She's just so awesome at whatever she does. I always love seeing the banners posted here. I appreciate the hours of work you all invest in this wonderful Doris honoring forum. I've been MIA lately my dad had a heart attack and a pacemaker placement. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. He is doing a lot better. I love❤ Doris!

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Sending prayers for your father, Tybear. Pacemakers are such a huge step toward a normal life.

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Tybear - thoughts, prayers and positive energy going your way.

Fabulous banner- I think it is from a poster [obviously for a re-release of TMHKTM] where they have put Pillow Talk DD with James Stewart from the correct time period.

My take on DD and the Oscars is that Marty had Doris really playing the Oscar game - i.e. attending / presenting 3 years in a row and on top of that, Doris doing great work at this time - however, I think after the disappointment of not even being nominated [for Midnight Lace] in 1961 - and the fact Doris had told Marty she did not want to do such heavy stuff again - it seemed both she and he gave up playing the Oscar game.


I agree however, Doris should have at least been nominated for Love me or Leave Me and Man who knew too much - and [in my opinion] for Teacher's Pet and Midnight Lace.

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Tybear, My thoughts and care are with you and your family. I hope your father is feeling better.
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Positive thoughts for your dad, Tybear!
Like Irene Dunne done.

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