That Touch of Mink

  • U
  • Delbert Mann (1962)
  • US
  • 94 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Doris Day co-stars with Cary Grant in this charming if dated romantic comedy. The movie only works if you accept the premise that Day won't sleep with Grant, which might have made sense back in 1962 (the year before the Beatles) but hardly makes any sense at all now: after all, these are two of the best-looking and most sophisticated people in the world. But that's the plot - will she or won't she, and we know she won't. This is quintessential Day fluff, complete with quite unnecessary heavily gauzed close-ups, and Grant can barely disguise the fact that he's getting a little too long in the tooth for such foolishness. Nevertheless, it's still a lot of fun.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Doris Day. Wealthy businessman Philip Shayne meets unemployed Cathy Timberlake under inauspicious circumstances when Shayne's limousine splashes mud on her dress. But his suave manner soon wins her over and she finds herself jetting off on a whirlwind tour as his companion.

Cast and crew

Cast

Philip Shayne
Cary Grant
Cathy Timberlake
Doris Day
Roger
Gig Young
Connie
Audrey Meadows
Dr Gruber
Alan Hewitt
Beasley
John Astin
Collins, chauffeur
John McKee
Miss Jones
Jan Burrell
Young man
Dick Sargent

Crew

Director
Delbert Mann

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Comedy