I always loved Doris Day. She was a very natural actress, I am supposing that was her personality. I thought she had a great voice. She was whity in This movie. The Song Secret Love was the song I loved the most out of all of them. It came across as a real life girl being in Love. I followed her career and I think one of the best movies she did was Love Me or Leave Me, playing opposite James Cagney. Her depth was amazing. She was good in the Man in the Grey Flannel Suite, but not near as in depth as Love Me or Leave Me. She will remain always one of my favorite women stars.
I saw this movie as a child. I thought it was a wonderful family movie. It is hard to believe that it would be so offensive to people. I have seen some great all African American movies on YouTube. They had wonderful actors and singers, and some good western movies. The African Americans help to settle the west and were great cowboys, horse wranglers along with other talents. It is my opinion that this was the way to introduce the African American in the true state of other people who are good and caring and were willing to be caring friends to children who needed some. As a child I never saw the color of the skin, I felt if I could trust that person or not and respected them. I had some wonderful African American child care persons.