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That Touch of Mink -- A handsome and eligible tycoon (Grant) and a beautiful working woman (Day) meet over a curbside mud puddle. He's enchanted by her small town ways; she's captivated by his debonair manner. But when it comes to marriage, they have decidedly different views - she wants it and he doesn't!


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Release Date:
14 June 1962 (USA) See more »
Two of Hollywood's most beloved stars, Cary Grant and Doris Day, sparkle in a breezy, stylish comedy that's rich with romantic delights. See more »
A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Philip Shayne

Doris Day ... Cathy Timberlake

Gig Young ... Roger

Audrey Meadows ... Connie Emerson
Alan Hewitt ... Doctor Gruber

John Astin ... Mr. Everett Beasley

Dick Sargent ... Young Man (Harry Clark) (as Richard Sargent)
Joey Faye ... Short Man
Laurie Mitchell ... Showgirl

John Fiedler ... Mr. Smith

Willard Sage ... Tom Hodges
Jack Livesey ... Doctor Richardson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Isabella Albonico ... Isabella (uncredited)
Louise Arthur ... Woman (uncredited)
Alice Backes ... Miriam (uncredited)
Suzanne Barton ... Model (uncredited)
Russ Bender ... Williams (uncredited)
Edna Bennett ... Mrs. Wilson (uncredited)
Yogi Berra ... Himself (uncredited)
Helen Brown ... Mrs. Charlotte Farnum (uncredited)
Jan Burrell ... Miss Jones, Roger's Secretary (uncredited)
Barbara Collentine ... Mrs. Smith (uncredited)
Melora Conway ... Miss Farrell (uncredited)

Richard Deacon ... Mr. Miller (uncredited)
June Ericson ... Millie (uncredited)
Kathryn Givney ... Mrs. Evelyn Haskell (uncredited)
William Gleason ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Billy M. Greene ... Al - Motel Proprietor (uncredited)
Clegg Hoyt ... Truck Driver at Unemployment Office (uncredited)
Sally Hugues ... Secretary (uncredited)
William Lanteau ... Leonard (uncredited)
Doris Lynn ... Model (uncredited)
Ralph Manza ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
John McKee ... Collins the Chauffeur (uncredited)
Tyler McVey ... Doorman (uncredited)
Cathie Merchant ... Irene (uncredited)
John Morley ... Man (uncredited)
Nelson Olmsted ... Paul Hackett (uncredited)
Art Passarella ... Umpire (uncredited)
Yvonne Peattie ... Fashion Consultant (uncredited)
Jack Rice ... Customer at Automat (uncredited)
Rosalind Roberts ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Jon Silo ... Mario the Headwaiter (uncredited)
George F. Simmons ... Bellboy (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... United Kingdom Representative (uncredited)
Leola Wendorff ... Mrs. Golden (uncredited)
Bette Woods ... Model (uncredited)

Directed by
Delbert Mann 
Writing credits
Stanley Shapiro (written by) and
Nate Monaster (written by)

Produced by
Robert Arthur .... executive producer
Martin Melcher .... producer
Stanley Shapiro .... producer
Original Music by
George Duning 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent 
Art Direction by
Robert Clatworthy 
Alexander Golitzen 
Set Decoration by
George Milo (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Rosemary Odell (gowns) (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Connie Nichols .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Norman Deming .... unit production manager
Edward Muhl .... in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Bowles .... assistant director
Sound Department
Corson Jowett .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
James V. Swartz .... sound (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Yogi Berra .... our special thanks to: and to those New York Yankees
Mickey Mantle .... our special thanks to: and to those New York Yankees
Roger Maris .... our special thanks to: and to those New York Yankees
Norman Norell .... our special thanks to: for special fashions
Leo Ritter .... our special thanks to: for Miss Day's furs
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies
  • Granley Company (presents) (as A Granley Company - Arwin Productions. Inc - Nob Hill Productions. Inc. Production also)
  • Arwin Productions (as A Granley Company - Arwin Productions. Inc - Nob Hill Productions. Inc. Production)
  • Nob Hill Productions Inc. (as A Granley Company - Arwin Productions. Inc - Nob Hill Productions. Inc. Production)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
99 min | Canada:80 min (Ontario)
Color (Eastman Color)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1985) (1996) (1999) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #20104) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Rock Hudson had expected to be cast as Philip, but director Delbert Mann wanted Cary Grant.See more »
Factual errors: When Shayne address the U.N. General Assembly, he is speaking from the United States' seat. It is shown between the United Kingdom and Venezuela. Later, the U.S.S.R. representative is shown applauding. The United States should be sitting in between the U.S.S.R. and the United Kingdom.See more »
Cathy Timberlake:[Cathy is rushing off to meet Philip, over Connie's objections] Connie, this is terribly important to me. I've got to *prove* to him that I'm a woman!
Connie Emerson:[calls after her] Well, there are easier ways to do it. Send him your birth certificate!
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in What a Way to Go! (1964)See more »


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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
That Strong Smell Of Stink, 17 July 2015
Author: garthbarnes-11100 from United States

Spoilers Ahead:

Did you think Pillow Talk was awful? Well, that is the Godfather next to this piece of poop. The movie this most resembles is Undercover Blues, where the characters are always mugging at the camera as if they are in on some joke we are all too dumb to gather. The bulk of the picture revolves around the repressed sexual mores of the late 50s where unmarried women simply could not have sex before marriage. Kathy is smitten with smarmy Grant and consents to go to the Bahamas with him. She, of course, is lectured by Meadows, in a deeply homo erotic way, how Grant is a sexual predator and the grave dangers that face her. Evidently, contraception had not been invented yet. Once in the Bahamas, every possible contrivance to avoid them getting into each others' drawers ensue. When I say contrivance I mean: she gets a rash, gets drunk, etc. You get the picture because of the repressed Puritans watching the film it is not allowable for reality to occur. So the movie abandons all reality and they go back to NYC both unsatisfied, which we out in the audience can sure identify with. You think that is as bad as it gets? Guess again.

We are subjected to another foray to the Bahamas, did you guess that again boredom and not coitus occurs? Congratulations, you are smarter than the retards that wrote the script. There are some homophobic laughs where Gig Young is mistaken as gay by his shrink. How hilarious. On the cringe meter, prepare yourself for a scene with the Yankees of that era which is painful beyond belief. Whatever they paid them it was not enough. See, you know, without me telling you that this is the same running joke ad infinitum. It worked evidently because idiots love romantic comedies in the early 60s. The same: he will not be able to bed her, gee what a surprise it worked out so they do not have sex. The movie inverts this at the end like it is a new joke if the genders are reversed: How Clever! This is why it resembles that dreadful Undercover Blues where Quaid and Turner are invincible: BORING.

There are a few laughs, all in scenes with Gig Young getting roughed up at the Automat and at Day's apartment where they think he is a masher. What you get when you watch it today is how incredibly repressed these people were. Premarital sex had the taboo we presently have on cannibalism. The contrivances and absurdities that are written into the script so that nobody's tender sensibilities are offended are not funny but disturbing. The laughs are few and far between; most of the movie consists of long dialog scenes with Grant and Day. Want to know what Grant thought of this movie? It was on his list for interviewers of questions he would not answer: Watch the movie: DO YOU BLAME HIM? It sucks.

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