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Cash McCall -- James Garner put in a winning performance as a similarly unreconstructed capitalist in the grip of merger mania.


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Release Date:
27 January 1960 (USA) See more »
Love story of a man whose first love was the pursuit of profit! See more »
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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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)
Monty O'Grady ... Danvers' Colleague (uncredited)
Kenneth Patterson ... Jim King (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Car Admirer (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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
102 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:PG | Australia:G (original rating) | Finland:S | UK:U (cut) | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #19370) | USA:TV-PG (tv rating) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

$2 million in 1960 would be worth $16.1 million in 2015.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The log that Lory and Cash sit on is elevated from the ground and held in place by a bolt.See more »
Cash McCall:You're a cheery little group. You look like Santa Claus is dead.See more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Business And Romance, 1 August 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

James Garner makes a dashing young entrepreneur of the business world in Cash McCall, the second of two films made from Cameron Hawley's business world novels, the other being the acclaimed Executive Suite. Hawley certainly knew how to capture the business world well and put a proper face on it.

Usually it's not a real good idea to mix business with pleasure, but in Cash McCall, Garner succeeds quite well. I now know where some of the plot of Grease came from. If you'll remember John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have a summer fling which ends, but then find themselves in the same school in different social circles.

Cash McCall begins with Garner already having had that fling with Natalie Wood on vacation in Maine and he discovers she's the daughter of Dean Jagger, president of a plastics firm he's looking to acquire. When he discovers who she is it does complicate matters, but Garner is a most resourceful man. In the end it all works out to everyone's satisfaction, but there are a few bumps in the road. Those bumps are what the film is all about.

James Garner has played so many con men on the big and small screen it would have been an easy matter for him to slip into that familiar characterization for him. But he plays this one absolutely straight and does quite well with the part. Of course if he had been anything less than up front he wouldn't have gotten Wood. Natalie was just radiant in her role as the Philadelphia Main Line princess, a bit more human than Tracy Samantha Lord of The Philadelphia Story.

Besides Dean Jagger, the leads are backed by an established group of players portraying various business types as Edward Platt, E.G. Marshall, Otto Kruger, Parley Baer, and Roland Winters. Two performances that are really outstanding are Nina Foch as the hotel chief housekeeper at the place where Garner resides occupying an entire floor and part of another and Henry Jones as an efficiency expert who Garner recruits.

I'm surprised that Cash McCall was not taken up as material for a prime time soap opera in the Eighties, the decade of such. It certainly has all the ingredients.

Still it remains as one of James Garner's best early film performances and usually on the top 10 list for his fans.

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