That Touch of MinkDirector: Delbert Mann, Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young
When people refer to Doris Day as "the world's oldest professional virgin," they generally have the 1962 comedy That Touch of Mink in mind. It isn't that Cathy Timberlake (Day) is above a bit of hanky-panky; it's just that she wants such tangibles as a marriage license and wedding ring first. Thus, when playboy businessman Philip Shayne (Cary Grant) begins actively pursuing Cathy (they "met cute" when Philip's limo splashed mud on the hapless Cathy), she won't say "I will" until he says "I do." She is of the idealistic opinion that she can bring out the best intentions in him, even when he repeatedly tips off his worst intentions by inviting her to accompany him to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Bermuda. After not a few complications and misunderstands, Cathy finally finagles a proposal out of Philip. The film is essentially much ado about nothing, but it is so well-acted and attractively photographed that the audiences are willing to go along for the ride. The high-powered supporting cast includes Gig Young as Roger, Philip's moralistic financial advisor; Audrey Meadows as Connie, Cathy's wise-cracking roommate; Alan Hewitt as Dr. Gruber, a confused psychiatrist; John Astin as Beasley, Cathy's slimy would-be beau; Dick Sargent as a neurotic honeymooner; and an unbilled Richard Deacon as an all-around letch. Best scene: the baseball-dugout rhubarb involving New York Yankees Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Yogi Berra.
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Cast & Crew
|Alexander Golitzen||Art Director|
|Robert Arthur||Executive Producer|
|Phil Bowles||Asst. Director|
|Robert Clatworthy||Art Director|
|George Duning||Score Composer|
|Corson Jowett||Sound/Sound Designer|
|George Milo||Set Decoration/Design|
|Norman Norell||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Rosemary Odell||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Waldon O. Watson||Sound/Sound Designer|
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How can you go wrong with Cary Grant and Doris Day? I absolutely love this movie when I want to watch a "Feel good" movie.
These old movies are so well done, one wishes one could see more of the same. Amazingly, no one had to get nude or do deep-throat kissing to present a particularly pleasing story.
"I am a fan of movies, both the kind of movies that are made these days and the old classics and as a fan of both Cary Grant and Doris Day I really liked their movie A Touch of Mink. It's a very cute, pleasant movie! Highly recommended!
I enjoyed the dialogue of humor and analogy's. Doris Day was beautiful and elegant. I wish our movies today had the touch of class that comes shining through in this movie.