The Inimitable Doris Day

Sun, Sep 15th, 2019 to Sun, Sep 29th, 2019

On May 13, 2019, Doris Day passed away. A fixture of popular films of the 1950s and ‘60s, Day would light up the screen with her (seemingly) effortless charm and tremendous talent as an actress and singer. Consistently ranked as one of the top box office draws in America, she had a Girl Next Door warmth, with a light comedic touch and fierce emotional honesty, showcased in musicals, comedies, thrillers and dramas from some of the industry’s top directors, and often alongside the biggest leading men of the day.

At the time of her death, Doris Day had been retired from acting for nearly 50 years in order to focus on animal welfare causes. However, her work lives on, and the Music Box will showcase a handful of her indelible screen performances with a special Matinee series.

**Presented on 35MM**

Movies & Showtimes for
The Inimitable Doris Day

Calamity Jane

A FILM BY: David Butler
WRITTEN BY: James O'Hanlon
STARRING: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie

In the lonely Deadwood, Dakota, territory, sharpshooter Calamity Jane (Doris Day) falls for cavalry Lt. Danny Gilmartin (Philip Carey) when she is forced to rescue him from the Indians. Recognizing that the women-starved townsmen long for a "real" woman, Calamity journeys to Chicago to bring back famous singer Adelaid Adams, but mistakenly brings her maid Katie instead. Heartbroken when Danny falls for Katie, Calamity all but ignores her jovial friend Wild Bill Hickok (Howard Keel).

Technical Information

Production Year: 1953
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 101 mins
Format: 35mm

Love Me or Leave Me

A FILM BY: Charles Vidor
WRITTEN BY: Daniel Fuchs (screenplay), Isobel Lennart (screenplay)
STARRING: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell

During the 1920s, a small-time Chicago criminal, Martin Snyder (James Cagney), discovers a beautiful dancer, Ruth Etting (Doris Day), after she's fired from her job at a nightclub. Under Martin's management, Ruth works her way to the top of the entertainment industry, eventually becoming a famous jazz singer and Broadway actress. But as Ruth's popularity grows, Martin's obsessive and controlling behavior begins to threaten her success and happiness.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1955
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 122 mins
Format: 35mm

The Man Who Knew Too Much

A FILM BY: Alfred Hitchcock
WRITTEN BY: John Michael Hayes (screenplay), Charles Bennett (based on a story by)
STARRING: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie

Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart) is on vacation with his wife (Doris Day) and son in Morocco when a chance encounter with a stranger sets their trip, and their lives, on a drastically different course. The stranger, killed in front of the family in the marketplace, reveals an assassination plot to the Americans. The couple's son is abducted in order to ensure the plot is kept secret, and suddenly the mother and father, with no help from the police, must figure out a way to get their child back.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1956
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 120 mins
Format: 35mm

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