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Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Doris Day Collection for 26th April 2005. Doris Day -- whose on-screen wholesomeness, unfailing optimism and understated strength of character helped make her America’s sweetheart in the ‘50s and ‘60s -- comes to DVD on April 26 with eight of her films. The Doris Day Collection features six new-to-DVD titles -- Young Man With a Horn, Lullaby of Broadway, Love Me or Leave Me, Billy Rose’s “Jumbo”, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, The Glass Bottom Boat -- along with two of Ms. Day’s all-time favourite musicals, Calamity Jane and Pajama Game which have been repackaged for the Collection. All DVDs are packed with bonus features including vintage shorts and featurettes, cartoons, trailers and more. The gift set will be available for $88.92 SRP. Each title is also available separately for $19.97 SRP/$14.95 MAP.

Details of The Doris Day Collection Films

Young Man with a Horn (1950) - With a second-hand trumpet and the loving guidance of a brilliant bluesman, a lonely boy grows into manhood as a superb musician whose talent carries him from honky-tonks to posh supper clubs. But his desperate search for the elusive high note, trapped in his mind but impossible to play, starts him on a boozy downward slide. Charged with dynamic performances by Kirk Douglas (the title role), Doris Day, Lauren Bacall and Hoagy Carmichael and pitch-perfect direction by Michael Curtiz, the film is a feast of hot, cool, moody jazz. Legendary Harry James dubbed Douglas’ horn work.

DVD special features include:
  • Doris Day trailer gallery
  • Languages: English & French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Lullaby of Broadway (1951) - Day danced divinely and sang in this musical delight about a singer newly arrived in New York and destined for Great White Way fame in the capable company of co-stars Gene Nelson, S.Z. Sakall, Billy DeWolfe, Gladys George and Florence Bates. Highlights are the inclusion of the Oscar?-winning title tune, Cole Porter’s “Just One of Those Things”, “Somebody Loves Me” and six more songs.

DVD special features include:
  • Doris Day trailer gallery
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Love Me or Leave Me (1955) - Laced with Doris Day’s vibrant performances of songs from the era, this 1955 Academy Award? winner (Best Motion Picture Story) is the tough-minded true tale of Ruth Etting’s life with the man who boosted her career with strong-arm tactics yet smothered her in an obsessive grip she escaped at great peril. As Martin “The Gimp” Snyder, James Cagney earned one of the film’s six Oscar? nominations. Ms. Day’s Etting was a career-best dramatic performance, bringing acclaim from critics and protest letters from fans unprepared for the departure from her traditionally sunny roles.

DVD special features include:
  • Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Three vintage shorts, the first two with Ruth Etting:
    • A Modern Cinderella
    • Roseland
    • A Salute to the Theatres
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962) - Radiant Doris Day sings beloved Rodgers and Hart tunes and does her own horseback riding tricks in this razzle-dazzle musical based on Billy Rose’s stage spectacular and featuring circus sequences directed by Busby Berkeley. The story revolves around a circus owner (Jimmy Durante, star of the 1935 Broadway original) with only two real attractions: his daughter (Day) and popular pachyderm Jumbo. Three-ring pandemonium breaks out when a handsome rival (Stephen Boyd) infiltrates the circus, and father, daughter and Dad’s wisecracking fiancée (Martha Raye) are suddenly at risk of losing the greatest show on earth.

DVD Special Features include:
  • Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Musical short Yours Sincerely
  • Tom and Jerry cartoon Jerry and Jumbo
  • Original overture rejoined to the film for the first time in more than 40 years
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1962) - Ms. Day brings her trademark radiance to this jovial comedy from the bestseller by playwright Jean Kerr. With Janis Paige, Spring Byington and Richard Haydn on hand for snappy comic support, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies is breezy family fun with popular songs “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” and “Anyway the Wind Blows.”

DVD special features include:
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) - Doris Day entered her eighth consecutive year as a Top-10 Box-Office Star when she boarded The Glass Bottom Boat, a blending of romantic comedy and the era’s burgeoning spy-movie genre. Frank Tashlin directs with a cartoonist’s sensibility, embracing everything from spy guises to push-button chaos in a futuristic kitchen. The film also stars top comedians Arthur Godfrey, Paul Lynde, Edward Andrews, John McGiver, Dom DeLuise and Dick Martin.

DVD special features include:
  • Three vintage featurettes:
    • Catalina Island
    • Every Girl’s Dream
    • NASA
  • Oscar® -winning cartoon The Dot and the Line
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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