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The Doris Day Collection

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Spanning almost her entire movie career, The Doris Day Collection traces the rise from supporting starlet to miscast leading lady in six movies. Wild West musical Calamity Jane (1953) remains the gem, pitting her ladette-to-lady sharpshooter against the mighty Howard Keel's Wild Bill Hickok. In jazz odyssey Young Man With A Horn (1950) she's the good girl battling smoky Lauren Bacall for Kirk Douglas' attentions, while Love Me Or Leave Me (1955) casts Day opposite Jimmy Cagney ina gutsy biopic of '30s Broadway sensation Ruth Etting. 1962 offers the spectacular Busby Berkeley-choreographed Rodgers&Hart circus musical Billy Rose's Jumbo and neglected housewife rom-com Please Don't Eat The Daisies, but by 1966 she's visibly exhausted in the spies'n'space-travel slapstick of The Glass-Bottom Boat. Two years later, upon the death of her third husband, Day retired from filmmaking. 

 

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