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That Touch of Mink (1962)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 14 June 1962 (USA)
A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save herself for marriage.

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Delbert Mann
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cary Grant ... Philip Shayne
Doris Day ... Cathy Timberlake
Gig Young ... Roger
Audrey Meadows ... Connie Emerson
Alan Hewitt ... Doctor Gruber
John Astin ... Mr. Everett Beasley
Dick Sargent ... Young Man (Harry Clark) (as Richard Sargent)
Joey Faye Joey Faye ... Short Man
Laurie Mitchell ... Showgirl
John Fiedler ... Mr. Smith
Willard Sage ... Tom Hodges
Jack Livesey ... Doctor Richardson
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Storyline

Cathy Timberlake is an old fashioned country girl who meets the man of her dreams, Philip Shayne, after his Rolls Royce splashes her with mud on her way to a job interview. Philip is a romantic businessman who is taken by Cathy's honest heart. There's one problem, he's not interested in marriage while Cathy has never thought of anything else. Written by Kelly

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor al vuelo See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,628,923
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Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Cary Grant noticed an ad for a raincoat that he thought would be appropriate for Doris Day to wear in the picture, he called the owner of the company who made it. After explaining who he was and what he wanted the coat for, he was given the brush-off by the manufacturer, Norman Zeiler, who later recalled that he didn't believe it was Cary Grant. "So I told him if he wanted to see our collection, he'd have to come up himself. And he did." The much-imitated Grant, who usually made all his own calls and answered his home phone himself, often had that problem. People just couldn't believe it was really Cary Grant they were talking to. See more »

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When Cathy and Connie are going to sleep after Cathy's first day with Mr. Shayne, Connie places the card from the unwed mothers' home next to the clock, but when Cathy wakes up at 2:30 AM, the card is suddenly next to the phone. See more »

Quotes

Cathy Timberlake: [Cathy is rushing off to meet Philip, over Connie's objections] Connie, this is terribly important to me. I've got to *prove* to him that I'm a woman!
Connie Emerson: [calls after her] Well, there are easier ways to do it. Send him your birth certificate!
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Lighthearted and constantly funny comedy with an exceptional main cast
31 July 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

In N.Y.C. and unemployed secretary named Cathy Timberlake (Doris Day) is splashed with water and mud by as Rolls Royce on her way . Philip a rich businessman tycoon(Gary Grant) ask her for apologies . Cathy then is involved on a journey to Bermudas where happen several antics and mayhem in a game of cat and mouse.

This is a sex-comedy in which a sympathetic woman falls in love with a man not interested in marriage. Classic and light romantic comedy of the 60s with masters Doris Day and Gary Grant exhibiting considerable rapport even when are arguing. Day was probably the only Hollywood actress by time who could have handled this brand of bright comedy with kinks in such expert fashion. The film is one of the various starred by Doris Day during the 50s and 60s such as ¨Lover come back, Send me flowers, More over darling, Do not disturb, Glass bottom boat, Do not disturb¨ among others, with usual partner of Rock Hudson and eventually James Garner, Rod Taylor and Gary Grant. As secondaries appear Gig Young, he's ever better than habitual as the inevitable sidekick of the protagonist , John Astin also scores as a man with a lugubrious leer and besides Dick Sargent (bewitched) as nervous husband justly married. The screenplay gets funny lines and amusing situations written by Stanley Shapiro(also producer) which enable the actors to make the most of themselves. Furthermore, it displays a colorful cinematography by Russell Metty and and lively score by George Duning. The motion picture is well directed by Delbert Mann ( Separate tables, Desire under the Elms, Marty). The flick will appeal to Gary Grant and Doris Day fans.


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