Cheerful, childlike, the old song made him want to make confidences on the pillow. In his soft voice, Doris Day, disappeared Monday, at the age of 97 years, has sung for the first time, the legendary What will be, will be , in The Man who knew too much , a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1956. The british director had commissioned this song to composers Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. Doris Day plays the wife of a doctor, camped by James Stewart, embedded in a chassé-croisé with secret agents. Spinning in her dress with floral pattern, Doris Day sings first chorus, innocently, in a hotel room during their holidays in Morocco. And then, a little later, in the face of old ambassadors bedonnants and decorated, at a cocktail party, before the melody is abruptly interrupted by an explosion.
After having been crowned in 1956 for the academy award for best original song, What will be, will be (“will happen this needs to happen”, in French), will continue to resonate in the mouth of other musicians for a half-century, with the strong emphasis basque Luis Mariano, or voice rock music of Selah Sue.
● Doris Day in The Man who knew too much of Alfred Hitchcock, 1956
● Jacqueline Francis, 1957
● Georges Guétary, 1957
● Luis Mariano, 1957
● Line Renaud, 1958
● Sly and the Family Stone, 1973
● Pink Martini, 2011
● Marcus Miller, Selah Sue, 2018
● Wax Tailor, 2016