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

This film tells 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 "The Gimp" Snyder. The smitten Snyder exerts… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 10, 1955
DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum

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

Emanuel Levy

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

abrasively repetitious

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: 75% 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