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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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Joseph Pevney

Writers:

Lenore J. Coffee (screenplay) (as Lenore Coffee), Marion Hargrove (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Edgar Stehli ... Mr. Pierce
Linda Watkins ... Marie Austen
Parley Baer ... Harvey Bannon
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El potentado See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Garner's last film under his Warner Brothers contract. After a writer's strike halted all Warner Brothers productions, even though Garner had a "play or pay" contract, Warner Brothers refused to pay him. Garner sued the studio for breach of contract and won. See more »

Goofs

Lory has her arm around her father's shoulder and camera cuts from another angle and her arm is by her side. 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.
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James Garner and Natalie Wood star in this comedic Executive Suite
19 October 2016 | by jacobs-greenwoodSee all my reviews

Cameron Hawley's novel about the politics inherent in corporate boardrooms became the essential business drama Executive Suite (1954). With that film's Oscar nominated cinematographer (George J. Folsey) and supporting actress (Nina Foch) as well as Dean Jagger and character actor Edgar Stehli, this one was made into a comedy featuring James Garner (in the title role) and Natalie Wood. It was adapted by Lenore J. Coffee and Marion Hargrove, and directed by Joseph Pevney.

The story has enough misdirection (and at least one dead end) in it to keep it interesting, even if (at times) it gets somewhat confusing, but Garner's charm and Wood's natural beauty makes it eminently watchable.

The cast also includes E.G. Marshall, Henry Jones, Otto Kruger, Roland Winters and Edward Platt as key players in the various dealings by McCall, an elusive character whose reputation is not unlike Wall Street (1987)'s Gordon Gekko.

McCall wants to buy Grant Austen's (Jagger) plastics company, in part because Austen's daughter is Lory (Wood), a woman with whom he has an unrequited past. Jones (whose boss is Platt) plays McCall's associate, Marshall his lawyer and Kruger his banker. Winters and Foch (her boss is Stehli) are the foe and foil that add conflict to the initially smooth transaction and romance.


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