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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 »

Director:

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 »

Company Credits

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

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: You're a cheery little group. You look like Santa Claus is dead.
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Great fun film, why the heck isn't it on a widescreen DVD?
6 February 2008 | by BillK-5See all my reviews

This is a great, fun film with the feel of similar films of the era such as 1962's "That Touch of Mink," whose plot bears more than a passing resemblance to this film's.

James Garner is great as usual, as is the radiant Natalie Wood. Dean Jagger's performance as the plastic company patriarch strikes just the right note and Henry Jones does his usual excellent job as the somewhat smarmy assistant.

But one of the real stars of the film is its 1960 decor. It really sets the period but also has a very distinctive look that is now considered retro-"atomic chic" with more than a little "Googie" thrown in.

I've no idea why this film hasn't been released on DVD (it's perfect for anamorphic DVD at a 1.85:1 aspect ratio). If you don't want to rent or purchase the VHS tape, your only recourse is to await its very infrequent showings on cable (most recently on Encore's "Love" channel some six or so years ago.)


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