Do Not Disturb

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Johnny
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Re: Do Not Disturb

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I found this 2006 review by a Google user on Do Not Disturb that sums up the feelings of many Doris Day aficinados and there are many.

This personal review really effectively expresses the depth of affection and care of Doris Day fans.

"1My Favourite Doris Day Entrance"

"Doris Day's later films were routinely criticized by critics. However, as a fan, I found many of them to be sublime. Just watching Doris was a wonder for me as a teenager. I rather enjoyed Doris in this film , trying to turn an old house into a place for her husband, Rod Taylor. I enjoyed Hermione Baddeley as her caring landlady. For me, the whole point of this film was Doris' entrance into the no- wives party for wool distributers. When she arrives, takes off her white coat to reveal a figure clinging , gold sequined gown, I was absolutely captivated! Of course, I am a big Doris Day fan, and the sight of her walking down the steps 8nto the party was a special highlight for all my years of adoring Doris! It's not a bad film, I just think people expect too much of a romantic romp. Doris is superb at playing someone who has had too much to drink. Actually, she is superb at just about everything she does. That's my take on it."

At least once a year I watch Do Not Disturb. There are countless joyful moments.
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Re: Do Not Disturb

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Do Not Disturb Movie Trivia:


In her autobiography, Doris Day wrote that this was one of her least favorite movies, also citing The Ballad of Josie, Caprice, and Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?- all movies to which her husband Martin Melcher, signed her without her consent.

The interior set of the Von Trapp (The Sound of Music), staircase entry hall featuring the split staircase was reused in this movie. The set was re-dressed for use as the hotel ballroom featured in the latter portion of this movie.

There is a neat in-joke in this movie. When the French children find out that Janet (Doris Day), is an American, they ask her whether she knows Rock Hudson or Cary Grant - both of whom Day had previously co-starred with. She co-starred with Hudson in Pillow Talk, Liver Come Back and Send Me No Flowers and with Grant in That Touch of Mink.

Although the movie is set in England, the entire production was filmed on the Twentieth Century
Fox backlot in Los Angeles , California.

Final theatrical movie of Reginald Gardiner (Simmons).

According to Fox Records , the film needed to earn $7,300,000 in rentals to break even and made $5, 275, 000, meaning it made a loss.
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