Today sees the release of a new set of six Doris Day movies on DVD.
The films in Vol. 2 of The Doris Day Collection are ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS (her screen debut), MY DREAM IS YOURS, I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, LUCKY ME, ON MOONLIGHT BAY, and BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON.
ON MOONLIGHT BAY and its sequel, BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON, costarring Gordon MacRae, were particular favorites of mine when I was growing up. They are nice pieces of "Americana" which feel somewhat similar to films like MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS or TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE. Leon Ames (who was also in ST. LOUIS) and Rosemary DeCamp play the parents, Billy Gray is the little brother, and Mary Wickes plays the housekeeper.
Extras include shorts and cartoons.
Day's film THE WEST POINT STORY will be released on April 24th as part of the James Cagney Signature Collection.
It should also be noted that Day's films MOVE OVER, DARLING, CAPRICE, and DO NOT DISTURB were released as part of Fox's Cinema Classics Series at the end of last January. We picked up MOVE OVER, DARLING last month. It has nice extras, including featurettes, a photo gallery, and a silent D.W. Griffith movie which shares the same plot.
Day fans may also be interested in a new book, CONSIDERING DORIS DAY, by Tom Santopietro.