That Touch of Mink


Action / Comedy / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 78%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 7226


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Cary Grant as Philip Shayne
Doris Day as Cathy Timberlake
John Astin as Mr. Everett Beasley
Gig Young as Roger
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23.976 fps
1hr 39 min
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1hr 39 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 5 / 10

Just too dated

Delbert Mann, director of classic masterpieces Separate Tables, Dear Heart, and Desire Under the Elms was saddled with two silly Doris Day movies in the 1960s: Lover Come Back and That Touch of Mink. He wasn't by any means lousy when directing comedy, but his talents were wasted with the silly fluff pieces.

Doris Day is paired with the debonair Cary Grant in this movie, and their differences are only magnified by the film. He's extremely classy yet direct; she's common and frazzled. When paired with other costars, like James Stewart and Clark Gable, Doris comes across as classy, but up against Cary Grant, she doesn't stand a chance. Since I wasn't able to see why he was interested in her, I wasn't really able to root for the romance.

Another problem with this dated flick are the so-called scandalous jokes about premarital sex and feminine honor. By that point in her career, audiences expected Doris Day to act like a prim prude, but the movie just doesn't stand the test of time very well. It's supposed to be insulting for Cary Grant to give Doris an indecent proposal, and the mere thought of spending the night in a hotel with a man fills her with anxiety. Attitudes have changed for most people today, so unless you are looking for amusement in a cultural history book, you probably won't really like this movie.

Reviewed by liamforeman 2 / 10

Annoying, contrived, unfunny, flimsy

I can't say I've ever been a fan of the bedroom-farce genre from the 50s/60s. So Doris Day is back as the 40 year old virgin and instead of Rock Hudson as the man who falls for her virginal charms we get CARY GRANT!!!! So we have an aging pushing 40 Doris Day still play the virgin saving herself for marriage whose character is supposed to be around 21 and a very aged Cary Grant play a millionaire who wants to bed her.

Okay so that's basically the movie. The only laughs I got were from the supporting cast, notably John Astin and Gig Young. But if we were to think that the two leads who at the time literally could/would have been GRANDPARENTS at their ages, it just seems too stupid and silly to see them having such sexual hang ups. A 40 y/o virgin in Doris Day will not get the guy by holding out. The 60 y/o millionaire would have moved right along to a much younger woman since he was only trying to do her a favor in the first place by trying to deflower what is probably a near menopausal wilting flower by that time.

I will never understand why Doris Day wanted to keep her virginal image when she is/was pushing middle age. The camera lens was clouded in her up close moments to hide her age. It was kind of funny, but it wasn't intentional.

I did make it through, but it was annoying and for the most part unfunny.

Reviewed by lasttimeisaw 7 / 10

a good-natured, tongue-in-the-cheek rom-com

A screwball-inflected US chick-flick pits a blonde bombshell Doris Day against a dapper Cary Grant, under the helm of the Oscar-winner director Delbert Mann. Day plays an NYC career woman Cathy Timberlake, embarks on a seesaw with a wealthy middle-aged man-about-town Philip Shayne (Grant), in their romantic entanglement which the man (naturally) wants to keep it casual but the woman (also naturally and morally correctly) doesn't want to relinquish her virginity before marriage.

The meet-cute premise is blank beggar belief (the chauffeur of his Rolls Royce must be a sterling matchmaker), but magnificently, the film deploys pleasurable set pieces (whether it is a rash or under the influence of liquor) to sabotage Philip's advances and countervails the frivolousness with Cathy's oscillation, she is endowed with the dream of every wide-eyed bachelorette, courted by a minted knight in shining armor, only in her case, not for marriage but dalliance, and that is her conundrum.

So, it goes without saying that the cut-the-Gordian-knot solution is to tie the knot, but for an incorrigible bachelor like Philip, Cathy, the destined ultimate victor, needs an operative ploy to jolt him into the action, which is, she pretends to go with another suitor (the unassuming John Astin) to a motel, to make Philip jealous, to make him fight for her, a golden rule to all the girls in the same fix: you must prove yourself to be desirable first and foremost, other virtues can wait afterwards.

The dialogue is snappy and chirpily facetious as expected, Audrey Meadows is one sterling one- liner thrower as Cathy's roommate-and-best-friend Connie and Gig Young emerges as a repartee- prone right-handed man of Philip, blithely wallows in the gay innuendo, a light-hearted running gag. The two leads, both are too long-in-the-tooth for their characters nevertheless, are a charming match, Day, oozes with pizazz in her jauntiness and comic rhythm, whereas a genial Grant takes an essentially patronizing role with his de rigueur panache, a job only a bankable matinée idol can excel at.

In the main, THAT TOUCH OF MINK is a good-natured, tongue-in-the-cheek rom-com, completely at ease with its fine amalgamation of cartoony decorousness and appealing retro-flair, no frippery, no particular insight neither.

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