Cash McCall (1960)





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In this routine business-story-cum-romantic-comedy, James Garner is Cash McCall, a wheeling and dealing tycoon, and Natalie Wood is Lory Austen, the daughter of failing businessman Grant (Dean Jagger). McCall's expertise lies in acquiring businesses about to go belly up, attaching them to successful enterprises and then taking a large tax deduction on the resultant equation. Those deals are enhanced when the once-failing business is then sold at a profit. This is a savvy gambit for late '50s movie fare, but its proponent begins to have second thoughts when he comes up against the attractive Lory -- who is not afraid of baring all for a good cause. The well-known co-stars and others like Nina Foch and E.G. Marshall do their best with a limited script. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Classics , Drama , Romance
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James Garner
as Cash McCall
Natalie Wood
as Lory Austen
Nina Foch
as Maude Kennard
Dean Jagger
as Grant Austen
E.G. Marshall
as Winston Conway
Henry Jones
as Gil Clark
Otto Kruger
as Will Atherson
Roland Winters
as Gen. Danvers
Edward Platt
as Harrison Glenn
Edgar Stehli
as Mr. Pierce
Linda Watkins
as Miriam Austen
Parley Baer
as Harvey Bannon
Dabbs Greer
as Bronson - Austen's Business Manager (uncredited)
Olan Soule
as Joe - Bell Captain (uncredited)
Robert Clarke
as Reporter (uncredited)
Walter Coy
as Reporter (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Cash McCall

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Glossy soap opera about rocky dealings in romance and business.

Full Review… | February 6, 2011
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Cash McCall (1960) This is one of your typical James Garner romantic comedies of the 60's. I've never felt that Garner was a great actor as much as a very likable (and don't forget handsome) character that we just never get tired of seeing on TV and in movies. Here he's a Millionaire playboy and corporate raider, Cash McCall. Cash and the beautiful Lory Austen (Natalie Wood) had a Summer affair in Maine and now Cash is showing up at her daddy's, Grant Austen (Dean Jagger) business, Austen Plastics. We've seen this before, these guys come in, buy up a company, dismantle it, lay everyone off, and sell off what they can for a huge profit. This has worked really well for Cash in the past, but this time it's a little more personal. There's a huge cast of great TV actors, including E.G. Marshall, Henry Jones, Edward Platt, and Otto Kruger. Naturally, with all rom-coms, it has a very predicable plot. Will true love conquer all?

Rick Rudge
Rick Rudge

The cast makes this worth seeing. Average script and indifferent direction aside James Garner is well cast in the lead the supporting cast is full of wonderful character actors the best being Henry Jones. Natalie Wood, who did this to get Splendor in the Grass, is charming and incredibly lovely with a great wardrobe in a thankless part.

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