That Touch of Mink

thattouchofminkAfter his Rolls Royce accidentally splashes her dress with mud, New York City executive Philip Shayne (Cary Grant) sends an employee to apologize to Cathy Timberlake (Doris Day)… but she wants to hear it in person. One of the most popular movies of that year is in the same style as the director’s Lover Come Back (1961), which also starred Day. Grant and her is the main reason why this silly “sex farce” is worth a look. Contrived at times, but the stars are fun to watch and the dialogue is packed with witty one-liners. Gig Young is also amusing in a goofy role as Grant’s financial manager – who desperately wants to lose his job!

1962-U.S. 99 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Delbert Mann. Screenplay: Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster. Cast: Cary Grant (Philip Shayne), Doris Day (Cathy Timberlake), Gig Young (Roger), Audrey Meadows, John Astin, Dick Sargent.

Trivia: Several baseball legends play themselves in one scene, including Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra.

Golden Globe: Best Motion Picture (Comedy).

Quote: “The Four Horsemen now have a riding companion. There’s War, Famine, Death, Pestilence, and Miss Timberlake!” (Grant on Day)

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