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That Touch of Mink
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Director:
Writers:
Stanley Shapiro (written by) and
Nate Monaster (written by)
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Release Date:
14 June 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Touch of Mink - Pretty Amazing Film See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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)
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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)
 
Thanks
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
 
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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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Runtime:
99 min | Canada:80 min (Ontario)
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Color:
Color (Eastman Color)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Roger (Gig Young)is showing Cathy (Doris Day) the list of potential husbands for her, we learn that one of the names on the list is Rock Hudson, Day's co-star in Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961) and Send Me No Flowers (1964).See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: When Philip gets out of the back of the chicken truck, the boom is visible on door.See more »
Quotes:
Philip Shayne:The Four Horsemen now have a riding companion. There's War, Famine, Death, Pestilence, and Miss Timberlake!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)See more »

FAQ

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Audrey Meadows---Who Did Her Clothes?
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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Touch of Mink - Pretty Amazing Film, 18 June 2006
Author: johngreenink from United States

I would not place 'Touch Of Mink' with the likes of Tarkovsky's films, but I will say that it is a beautifully-filmed fantasy that is really titillatingly funny in a genuinely charming way. Even the most serious film viewers cannot deny the smiles that are inevitable when Doris is on the screen. The film's story evolves when two lives are randomly thrown together - that of a hard-working waitress and a rich bachelor playboy. What ensues is delicious full-on Technicolor romantic comedy.

There are also some classic moments: The hand emerging from the 'atuomatic' restaurant where Doris and Audrey work to smack the face of a particularly offending male patron (those where the days when a woman could smack a man in a film and get great laughs...) - Doris's fantasy sequence as she's driven through the streets in a bed - with a man - and they're NOT MARRIED! It's a harmless, light film that still has such a centered beauty and sophistication that shows off the bright side of Hollywood-produced films of that era. As previous posters have commented, HD Digital video just cannot produce the same wonderful hues of celluloid - and there is something irresistible about Ms. Day in this film - her character's innocence is rather genuine, as is her male lead (Cary Grant) who obviously loves her for his ability to win her over with gifts and his own brand of charm.

I think it's important to have a second look at many of Doris Day's films in the lights of the 21st century. Touch of Mink, in particular, holds a dream-bubble of blissful idealism and moral irony that has incredible resonance today, when so many have found that we must reexamine our attitudes toward casual sex. This is the central core of the film, and many would now see's Ms. Day's character's reaction to such a thought as far more intelligent than when it was viewed in the 1970's- 80's.

Give the film a view; especially on a Friday night when you really, truly want to be entertained by a dazzling screen star.

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