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Cash McCall (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 January 1960 (USA)
Cash McCall is a young and slick business man who buys failing businesses and resells them. Grant Austen's Plastics is even more of a prize to Cash, for Cash is also making a bid for ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Cash McCall
Lory Austen
Maude Kennard
Grant Austen
Winston Conway
Gilmore 'Gil' Clark
Will Atherson
General Andrew 'Andy' Danvers
Harrison Glenn (as Edward C. Platt)
Mr. Pierce
Marie Austen
Harvey Bannon


Cash McCall is a young and slick business man who buys failing businesses and resells them. Grant Austen's Plastics is even more of a prize to Cash, for Cash is also making a bid for Austen's beautiful daughter, Lory. This is Cash's toughest deal ever. Written by Kelly

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Love story of a man whose first love was the pursuit of profit! See more »


Drama | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 January 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El potentado  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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$2 million in 1960 would be worth $16.1 million in 2015. See more »


The log that Lory and Cash sit on is elevated from the ground and held in place by a bolt. See more »


Winston Conway: I'm not a moralist, I'm a lawyer.
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" Somehow, I feel, being right is better than being rich "
22 June 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

James Garner has always had a knack for making every character he's played his own. From his early T.V. days as western star Brent Maverick to the last series, The Rockford files. His ease to become the center attraction is a natural pose for such a talented individual. In this story directed by Joseph Pevney, he plays Millionaire tycoon, Cash McCall who's amiable gift for buying and quickly selling industrial real estate is surprisingly lucrative. That is until he meets with eye-candy Natalie Wood who plays Lory Austen, the beautiful daughter of Grant Austin (Dean Jagger) a retiring designer. With a top successful group of businessmen led by Winston Conway (E.G. Marshall), Gilmore Clark (Henry Jones) and Harrison Glenn (Edward Platt), he plans to reap a rich bonus with the biggest deal of his life. However, small incidents like his personal housekeeper Maude Kennard (Nina Foch) wrongly believing McCall is seeking her as a wife and his number one business competitor, General Danvers (Roland Winters) believes McCall is trying to cheat him, are becoming more than annoying. All in all, this Garner vehicle is fun in a number of ways, but all end up creating the correct imagines originally written by author Cameron Hawley. ****

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