Love Me Or Leave Me
Love Me Or Leave Me (1955)

One of the gutsiest movie musicals of the 1950s, Love Me or Leave Me is the true story of 1930s torch-singer Ruth Etting, here played by Doris Day. While working in a dime-a-dance joint, Ruth is discovered by Chicago racketeer Martin… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Truthfully told musical saga of '20s singer Ruth Etting with fine turn by Doris Day; Cagney eats up scenery.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Charles Vidor's crime-gangster musical, about the rise of fall of singer Ruth Etting, offers James Cagney (Oscar-nominated) and Doris Day some of the best dramatic roles of their careers.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Doris was called on to act dramatically and not just sing and be the girl-next-door.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

abrasively repetitious

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

As a highly colored biopic, it's is an enjoyable mix of Day putting her stamp on Etting's best known songs and the contrasting acting styles of Day and Cagney.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

A slow crawl through a hellish relationship.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
a different doris day but a wonderful showcase for her talents
John Ballantine
Not bad, not bad. This film is certainly helped by Jimmy Cagney late in his career. I've never been a huge fan of Doris Day's acting abilities but she… More