Tuesday, January 5, 2010


That Touch of Mink (1962) romantic/ comedy. Cast: Cary Grant and Doris Day. The film co-stars Gig Young, John Astin, Audrey Meadows, and Dick Sarget. Also baseball stars Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Yogi Berra make cameo appearances.

On her way to unemployment Cathy Timberlake is splashed with mud from head to toe by a passing limousine belonging to tycoon Philip Shayne. Soon after, Philip spots Cathy out the window entering an auto mat and sends Rodger, his financial adviser, to offer to pay for her ruined dress. Encouraged by Roger and Connie her roommate, Cathy decides to march over to Philip's office and personally give him a piece of her mind. When she is introduced to Philip, she falls for his handsome charms and she agrees to travel with him on a business trip to Baltimore. Philip takes Cathy to Philadelphia for cocktails, then to Manhattan for his speech at the U. N., and on to fabulous dinner and a baseball game.(with some wonderful cameo appearances.) Wanting to continue on with the date Philip suggests a trip to Bermuda. At first Cathy says "no", but reconsiders and ends up flying to the island wearing a new Mink coat with a beautiful new wardrobe, bought for her by Philip.

While on the trip Cathy becomes so nervous that she comes down a skin rash, and Philip spends the night playing cards with another frustrated husband, out by the hotel pool. Back in New York, Cathy embarrassed wants to return to the island for a second chance. This time she gets drunk, and falls off a balcony. Philip returns to New York and no longer wants anything to do with her..

What is Cathy's next move to try and win Philip's love?

FUN FACT: Cary Grant was a huge fan of "The Honeymooners" (1955). And was responsible for getting Audrey Meadow's the part of Connie.

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