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Cash McCall
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Lory Austen
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Maude Kennard
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Grant Austen
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Winston Conway
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Gilmore 'Gil' Clark
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Will Atherson
Roland Winters ...
General Andrew 'Andy' Danvers
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Harrison Glenn (as Edward C. Platt)
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Mr. Pierce
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Marie Austen
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Harvey Bannon
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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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High finance and high romance are about to merge. See more »

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27 January 1960 (USA)  »

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McCall's plane is a demilitarized Douglas A-26 Invader, a type used in WWII. See more »

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

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Cash McCall: When I want to lead someone on, I go looking for a woman, not a calculating machine with a hat on.
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Great fun film, why the heck isn't it on a widescreen DVD?
6 February 2008 | by (Louisville, Colorado) – See all my reviews

This is a great, fun film with the feel of similar films of the era such as 1962's "That Touch of Mink," whose plot bears more than a passing resemblance to this film's.

James Garner is great as usual, as is the radiant Natalie Wood. Dean Jagger's performance as the plastic company patriarch strikes just the right note and Henry Jones does his usual excellent job as the somewhat smarmy assistant.

But one of the real stars of the film is its 1960 decor. It really sets the period but also has a very distinctive look that is now considered retro-"atomic chic" with more than a little "Googie" thrown in.

I've no idea why this film hasn't been released on DVD (it's perfect for anamorphic DVD at a 1.85:1 aspect ratio). If you don't want to rent or purchase the VHS tape, your only recourse is to await its very infrequent showings on cable (most recently on Encore's "Love" channel some six or so years ago.)


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