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Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 09:56
by jmichael
Edward Andrews was another superb character actor who brightened Doris' comedies. You can fault Marty with a lot of things, but her films were always brilliantly cast.

I still chuckle when I think of Andrews running back and forth on that bridge saying "Oh, dear God!"' in The Thrill Of It All. So funny!

Michael

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 11:46
by Musiclover
I chuckle at that scene, too, Michael. There is a story that someone early in Andrews's career told him that the secret to good acting is to do it with conviction, and he sure did that.

Johnny, in addition to the 3 films you cite, Andrews also appeared on several episodes of Doris's TV series.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 18:44
by webmaster
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Below, another scene to chuckle at with Edward Andrews and Dick Martin.

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I think they were both hoping to find themselves in bed with 'Jenifer'. :lol:

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Alice Pearce finds people running through her bedroom. :)

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 06:09
by Jas1
Great banner from a great film. GBB is a fav of mine and Doris never looked lovelier in my opinion - an assured maturity in her performance and look. :D

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 07:11
by jmichael
I've always gotten a kick out of Doris flirting with him in GBB. Her southern accent was a hoot.

"Oh General, you ahhhhh direct!"

Michael

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 12:37
by howard
Cute new banner. Looks like an off camera shot!

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 15 Jan 2019, 08:39
by jmichael
Where do we rank Rod Taylor among her leading men?

I think he and Doris had nice chemistry together but nothing like the magic she had with Rock, James Garner, James Cagney, Gordon MacCrae or Brian Keith. Still, they were a handsome couple in my opinion.

Michael

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 15 Jan 2019, 12:35
by Musiclover
If we're looking for a Top 5 list, I would agree with Michael's choices. I'd expand my list to a Top 8 so that it could include Taylor, Danny Thomas, and Jack Lemmon.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 15 Jan 2019, 20:57
by Johnny
Rod Taylor's and Doris Day's chemistry worked well in The Glass Bottom Boat. Rock Hudson and James Garner had extraordinary chemistry with Doris that lit up the screen.

I loved Clark Gable's and Jack Lemon's easy, enjoyable rapport with Doris in their respective
comedies.

In the dramatic films, both Jams Cagney and James Stewart had a really strong connection with Doris that made their relationship authentic.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 15 Jan 2019, 23:13
by jmichael
I was thinking about the supporting cast. All of them were terrifically funny in other movies and television series, but a few had some of their funniest moments ever on film.

Paul Lynde’s priceless reaction when he caught Edward Andrews “in bed” with Dick Martin.
Dom DeLuise stepping on the banana cream pie and getting his leg stuck in the urn with Doris.
Alice Pearce’s silent scream when Doris put her leg through the bedroom window.

Such a fun filled romp!

Michael

PS: I agree with Judy and Johnny’s thoughts about her chemistry with Jack Lemmon and Clark Gable.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 16 Jan 2019, 10:11
by webmaster
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Doris shows Marty who's top banana! (circa 1955)
Michael said, "You can fault Marty with a lot of things, but her films were always brilliantly cast."
Michael, Are you crediting Marty with casting? I thought he largely just ‘did the deal’ (signed the contract as her agent and pocketed his 10% or whatever). I’ve been unable to find much information about what exactly he did as a producer, apart from what is on IMDB.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0577455/bio ... _ov_bio_sm

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0577455/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr3

I can see he was more visible on Julie. His first production for their newly formed company Arwin. After that, her films were mostly studio-produced, weren't they? I know he was sometimes Mr. Fix-it for Doris, getting Cary Grant to give way to her when they both wanted to be photographed from their best sides in That Touch of Mink, etc. And apparently, he chose Doris’ final film, With Six You Get Eggroll.

The other producer on Glass bottom boat, Everett Freeman, for example, has a much more detailed description on IMDB:
In 1966, he wrote the script for "The Glass Bottom Boat" starring Doris Day and Rod Taylor. He co-wrote the screenplay for a subsequent film, "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out" that also starred Doris Day.
More than three dozen movies were written, adapted or produced by Everett Freeman. He received an Academy Award nomination for his 1947 screenplay, "It Happened on Fifth Avenue," with Victor Moore and Charles Ruggles.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0293388/bio ... _ov_bio_sm

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 16 Jan 2019, 14:00
by Johnny
Thanks Bryan for this unusual and fascinating period photo of Doris and Marty. They really look like they are enjoying themselves. I wonder if this photo was taken when they, along with Terry, went on a trip to visit Marty's family on the East coast.

I believe the car in the background is a Buick.

Thanks for the additional articles.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 16 Jan 2019, 14:19
by jmichael
“Michael, Are you crediting Marty with casting? I thought he largely just ‘did the deal’ (signed the contract as her agent and pocketed his 10% or whatever). I’ve been unable to find much information about what exactly he did as a producer, apart from what is on IMDB.”

No, not directly, just making an observation about the quality of the casting in her films. The director probably made the decisions and Marty, as executive producer or co-producer, may have only gotten involved if salary demands became an issue. From what I gather, he was pretty much hands off and preferred golf courses over conference rooms. Doris most likely had casting approval in her contract so that she could veto anyone not to her liking. I doubt that happened very often because most directors probably ran their choices by her or Marty before offers were extended.

Marty was more involved on Julie because he had far more at stake. It was his first film as an independent producer (I think) under their Arwin Productions banner and I bet he and Doris signed up for profit sharing if the film made money. It was therefore in their best interest for Marty to facilitate progress and insure the film finished on time and within budget.


Michael

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 16 Jan 2019, 16:45
by webmaster
Thanks, Michael, I thought you knew something I didn't know! I should read David Kaufman's book again, there should be some answers there.

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Johnny, not sure if the Buick was their car but this was mentioned on the link I made:
Among the "angles" Melcher worked as Doris Day's producer/manager was a long-term, lucrative arrangement with the Chrysler Corporation under which they provided the vehicles for all of Day's projects. The terms of this agreement were such that, even after Melcher's death, Day's character only drove Chrysler automobiles throughout the five year run of The Doris Day Show."
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Doris & Dom.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 01:32
by dave
The car is a Pontiac.. looks like a 1952 model with that visor (see Google images). If that's true the photo could've been taken as early as the autumn of 1951 (U.S. cars then were always introduced in the previous fall of the model-year).

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 01:50
by dave
Wait.. the photo with the Pontiac is identified as "circa 1955".. if that's true (?) the car could be several years old. The scene looks early '50s, though.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 09:45
by Johnny
Thanks Dave for the information on the Pontiac. It is an impressive looking car for the early 1950's.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 19 Jan 2019, 05:22
by Jas1
Great GBB banner.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 05:38
by webmaster
Here's another :) :

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Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 05:58
by Jas1
Another fabulous GBB banner- I think Rod Taylor was a great leading man for Doris.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 09:52
by Peter Flapper
Hi Bryan,

Great banner, never saw this "Glass Bottom Boat" poster before. Like it a lot!!!
Thank you for keeping the forum the place it is!!!

P

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 12:29
by Johnny
Thanks Bryan for this GBB Doris banner that captures the feeling of the exciting sixties so well. It is a dramatic change from the 1950's banners. There are really dramatic looking 1940's banners too.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 13:29
by puck
Great banner, love the last one, never saw it before, great found.

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 21 Jan 2019, 05:01
by jmichael
That is an eye popping banner for sure.

Thank you Bryan.

Michael

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Posted: 21 Jan 2019, 17:18
by Johnny
I want to thank Musiclover for recommending Amazon that enabled me to get two more films to add to my Doris Day collection. I was able to purchase both Caprice and The Ballad of Josie. This means I have 38 of Doris' 39 films.

I only need Where Were You When The Lights Went Out to complete the set. On Amazon a VHS version is available for $206.36. I will wait for the DVD.