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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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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



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 »


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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Misleadingly Great!
8 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When you first hear of this flick, you think it is like most of Garner's "Light Comedy" from the 60's - Not so. This film shows the a steamy underside of the Big Business "Scene" and the kind of trickery that goes on... And how even an honest down to earth deal could be made to look like a swindle, with a little jealousy and backstabbing added when least expected- And for that you have to give proper credit to Nina Koch for playing a kind of reverse "Erica Martin" from Executive Suite.

Garner is surrounded with some of the great character actors of the time: Dean Jagger, E. G. Marshall (From "12 Angry Men"), Otto Kruger (From Hitchcock's "Saboteur" and "Magnificent Obsession"), Edward Platt ("Chief" from "Get Smart").

And of course Natalie Wood, and in this film she gives one of her best... She is an absolute firecracker. I like the fact that the interaction between Garner and Wood is a little subdued.

One thing that is amazing, is that this was directed by Joe Pevney, who directed some of the best episodes of Star Trek Original Series.

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