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Director:
Writers:
Lenore J. Coffee (screenplay) and
Marion Hargrove (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
27 January 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Love story of a man whose first love was the pursuit of profit! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Wheeler-Dealer Instruction Manual that Loses its Nerve See more (17 total) »

Cast

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James Garner ... Cash McCall

Natalie Wood ... Lory Austen

Nina Foch ... Maude Kennard

Dean Jagger ... Grant Austen

E.G. Marshall ... Winston Conway

Henry Jones ... Gilmore 'Gil' Clark

Otto Kruger ... Will Atherson
Roland Winters ... General Andrew 'Andy' Danvers

Edward Platt ... Harrison Glenn (as Edward C. Platt)
Edgar Stehli ... Mr. Pierce
Linda Watkins ... Marie Austen

Parley Baer ... Harvey Bannon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russell Ash ... Middle-Aged Man (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Pete (uncredited)
Harold Bostwick ... Workman (uncredited)
Perri Bova ... Girl (uncredited)
Robert Clarke ... Reporter (uncredited)
Walter Coy ... Reporter (uncredited)
Karin Dicker ... Girl Jumping Rope (uncredited)
Norman Dupont ... Andrew (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Passerby on Street (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flournoy ... Secretary (uncredited)
Gregory Gaye ... Dr. Bergmann (uncredited)

Don Grady ... Boy at Airfield (uncredited)

Dabbs Greer ... Bronson (uncredited)
Rusty Havens ... Boy (uncredited)
Barbara Jean Hunter ... (uncredited)

Don Keefer ... Junior Partner (uncredited)
Jack Kosslyn ... Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur Lovejoy ... Elevator-Starter (uncredited)
Cherrill Lynn ... Girl Jumping Rope (uncredited)
Ray Montgomery ... Reporter (uncredited)
Kenneth Patterson ... Jim King (uncredited)
Susan Ann Reilly ... (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Walt (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Danvers' Colleague (uncredited)
Olan Soule ... Joe (uncredited)
Chet Stratton ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
William Tomlinson ... Workman (uncredited)
Tom Tower ... Workman (uncredited)
Marc Towers ... Operator (uncredited)
Leslie Wenner ... (uncredited)
Robert Windisch ... Operator (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Pevney 
 
Writing credits
Lenore J. Coffee (screenplay) (as Lenore Coffee) and
Marion Hargrove (screenplay)

Cameron Hawley (novel)

Produced by
Henry Blanke .... producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
George J. Folsey 
 
Film Editing by
Philip W. Anderson 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm C. Bert 
 
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins 
 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Connie Nichols .... hair stylist
Margaret Donovan .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Al Greenway .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Pat O'Grady .... body makeup (uncredited)
Louis Phillipi .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (as Charles L. Hansen)
Gil Kissel .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jack Farley .... assistant props (uncredited)
Weldon H. Patterson .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stanley Jones .... sound
John Jensen .... boom operator (uncredited)
Ben Sad .... cable person (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wally Meinardus .... assistant camera
Harry Stradling Jr. .... camera operator
Charles Harris .... grip (uncredited)
Horace Jones .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Charles O'Bannon .... gaffer (uncredited)
Larry Reed .... best boy (uncredited)
Bill Thomas .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leonard King .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Ken Laurence .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Myrtle Logan .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John F. Burnett .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Murray Cutter .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Leon Charles .... dialogue supervisor
William H. Durham .... craft service (uncredited)
Alton McDermott .... first aid (uncredited)
Harold Mendelsohn .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
McCall's plane is a demilitarized Douglas A-26 Invader, a type used in WWII.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The log that Lory and Cash sit on is elevated from the ground and held in place by a bolt.See more »
Quotes:
Cash McCall:When I want to lead someone on, I go looking for a woman, not a calculating machine with a hat on.See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Wheeler-Dealer Instruction Manual that Loses its Nerve, 6 July 2010
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

The best part of this Technicolor exercise is the light it shines on high-power business dealings and how these were treated in the Production Code 1950's-- and is worth a quick few words.

In that Cold War decade, Hollywood discovered the drama of corporation boardrooms and big business in such films as the ruthless Patterns (1956), the intrigues of Executive Suite (1954), and the comedic Solid Gold Cadillac (1956). All in all, these movies hold up well despite the passage of years. The trick for films of this type was to be realistic enough with the big money scheming to hold audience interest without at the same time indicting the upper tiers of capitalism. For to do the latter would, among other reasons, serve the interests of the Soviet side of the Cold War then at its peak. As a result, in such movies conscience or a force for good usually prevails at the last minute over ruthless business connivings no matter how unconvincing the abrupt triumph. And that's very much the case in the otherwise routine Cash McCall.

At first, McCall is characterized as a corporate vulture—a wheeler-dealer who buys up struggling companies, disassembles them for profit, and then walks away from whatever communities he may have destroyed in the process. But, of course, it's hard to make a sympathetic lead out of such a ruthless character, even for such a likable personality as James Garner. So the screenplay begins to fudge. He's next characterized as a dis-assembler whose aim is to build up anew from the pieces, though the human consequences are not made clear. And finally, after a thorough conversion, he becomes a full-fledged business humanitarian putting communities first for reasons that also remain rather unclear, but does, of course, produce a happy ending. Thus, the ends of the Production Code, the Cold War, and audience expectations are duly served.

The movie itself is pretty unmemorable. To me the pairing of the mature Garner and the rather callow Wood seems a brittle one, no matter how much the winsome Wood is glamorized. Then too, Garner suppresses his charming Maverick side in the interests of getting into McCall's character, but in the process gives up his special appeal as an actor. On the other hand, it's a fine array of supporting players, especially Henry Jones whose Bassett- hound face registers an unusual array of subtle emotions. His is a very different appearance for that glamour-obsessed time period. Anyway, the movie's a decent enough entertainment, but outside of its wheeler-dealer instruction manual, remains pretty forgettable.

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