Of Doris Day, comedian-pianist Oscar Levant once observed, "I knew her before she was a virgin." Indeed, playing a woman who always says "no" proved quite profitable for the wholesome singer in a series of light comedies in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Here in THAT TOUCH OF MINK, she plays newly unemployed New York secretary Cathy Timberlake, who meets handsome and wealthy business magnate Philip Shayne (Cary Grant) when his car accidentally splatters her dress with mud. Her annoyance about her dress is vaporized by his charm, and she agrees to join him on a business trip to Baltimore. There they attend a baseball game which features amusing appearances by diamond greats Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Yogi Berra. They stop for drinks en route to New York, where Philip impresses the young woman by giving a speech at the United Nations. Feeling that he's finally gotten past the necessary preliminaries, he asks Cathy to accompany him to Bermuda, where clearly, he hopes the relationship will reach a new plateau. If one can accept the film's outdated premise, there are some truly amusing moments in this featherweight farce.
Delbert Mann - American Director
Alexander Golitzen - Oscar winning production designer, SPARTACUS
Stanley Shapiro - Screenwriter
Richard Sargent - American Actor
John Fiedler - Voice, A VERY MERRY POOH YEAR (2002)
Ted J. Kent - Editor, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Ted Kent - Editor, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
George Duning - American Film Composer
Audrey Meadows - American television actress, THE HONEYMOONERS (1955)
John Astin - American actor, THE ADDAMS FAMILY TV series
Nate Monaster - Screenwriter
Alan Hewitt - American TV Actor
Martin Melcher - Producer
Doris Day - American Actress/Singer, PILLOW TALK (1959)
Doris Von Kappelhoff - American Actress/Singer, PILLOW TALK (1959)
Cary Grant - American actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
Archibald Alexander Leach - American actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
Gig Young - American Actor
Byron Barr - American Actor
Bryant Fleming - American Actor
Russell Metty - American Director of Photography
THAT TOUCH OF MINK is a romantic comedy in which a millionaire tries to win over the heart of a savvy salesgirl from a New York department store. He bestows luscious gifts upon her and eventually takes her on a trip to Bermuda, with the intent of making her his mistress. But Cathy has set her sights on something a little more permanent....
Color by Eastman by Pathe. Produced by Nob Hill Productions Inc., in association with the Granley Company and Irwin Productions Inc. Additional cast: Joey Faye, Laurie Mitchell, Willard Sage, and Jack Livesey. Copyright 1962 Granley Company.