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In this entertaining comedy by Charles Walters, everyone seems to get in on the act, even the dog and especially the four overactive kids in a wildly challenging family. David Niven co-stars with Doris Day as Lawrence and Kate Mackay, distinctive parents struggling with home, life, and family. Lawrence opts for leaving his job teaching at Columbia University in New York for a post as a drama critic for a Gotham newspaper, bringing new problems to the pile the family already owns. First, they are forced to move out -- far out -- to the countryside with their brood and canine. And next, while Kate handles home, hearth, and hellions, Lawrence proceeds to alienate one of his best friends with a shattering review. That unhappy beginning to his new career also brings in one of the actresses damaged by his cutting remarks (Janis Paige), who wreaks her own form of havoc on poor Lawrence. In the meantime, Day gets to sing some songs which add to the light-hearted attitude of it all. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Directors Guild of America Charles Walters Best Director 1960 Nominee

Cast

Doris Day
as Kate Mackay
David Niven
as Larry Mackay
Janis Paige
as Deborah Vaughn
Spring Byington
as Suzie Robinson
Richard Haydn
as Alfred North
Patsy Kelly
as Maggie
Jack Weston
as Joe Positano
Margaret Lindsay
as Mona James
Charles Herbert
as David Mackay
Stanley Livingston
as Gabriel MacKay
Flip Mark
as George MacKay
Irene Tedrow
as Mrs. Greenfield
Burt Douglas
as Young Man
Frank Wilcox
as Interviewer
Guy Stockwell
as Young Man
Kathryn Card
as Miss Yule
Gail Bonney
as Woman
Bobby Darin
as Man
Wilson Wood
as Photographer
Amy Douglass
as Martha
Marina Koshetz
as Jane March
Richard Collier
as Salesman
Anatole Winogradoff
as Paul Foster
Charles Seel
as Upholstery Man
Benny Rubin
as Pete
Geraldine Wall
as Dr. Sprouk
Milton Frome
as Gus the Waiter
Madge Blake
as Mrs. Kilkinny
Marianne Gaba
as Girl
Carmen Phillips
as Mary Smith
Jhean Burton
as Actress
Len Lesser
as Waiter

Crew

Charles Walters
Director
Joe Pasternak
Producer
Isobel Lennart
Screenwriter
Doris Day
Songwriter
Jay Livingston
Songwriter
Jay Lubin
Songwriter
Marilyn Hooven
Songwriter
Joe Hooven
Songwriter
George W. Davis
Art Director
Hans Peters
Art Director
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
Jerry Wunderlich
Set Designer
Morton Haack
Costume Designer
Robert Sidney
Choreography
Regina Gruss
Publicist
William J. Tuttle
Makeup
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