Cinema: Day's Hard Night

Do Not Disturb. Doris Day approaches her career as Hollywood's No. 1 lady moneymaker with a fit sense of responsibility toward what amounts to a public trust. When people go to a Doris Day movie, they apparently want to see an ordinary, aw-shucksy sort of a girl with a sunny disposition and a $100,000 wardrobe, who sooner or later wakes up somewhere and mutters something like: "Paul, what happened last night?" Doris never disappoints.

This time she is married to Rod Taylor, who gamely shoulders the burden of manning a myth. The two have moved to England for business reasons, and...

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