That Touch of Mink (1962)

That Touch of Mink


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Movie Info

In this film, a car containing corporate raider Philip Shayne splashes unemployed Cathy with mud, and Shayne sends trusted financial advisor after Cathy to pay for the damage. The romantic cat-and-mouse game begins when Cathy invades Philip's corporate headquarters to give him a piece of her mind.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 18, 2001


as Philip Shayne

as Cathy Timberlake

as Roger

as Beasley

as Gruber

as Young Man

as Young Man

as Short Man

as Collins, chauffeur

as Collins

as Hodges

as Dr. Richardson

as Mrs. Golden

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Stewardess

as Mrs. Golden

as Taxi Driver

as Mrs. Haskell

as Mr. Miller

as Mr. Golden

as Mrs. Farnum

as Mr. Hackett

as Truck driver

as Miss Farrell

as Fashion consultant

as Williams

as Mario

as Doorman

as Miss Jones

as Mrs. Wilson

as Secretary

as Hotel Manager

as Stewardess

as Customer in Automat
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Critic Reviews for That Touch of Mink

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Made toward the end of their careers, the first and only teaming of Cary Grant and Doris Day is an overly familiar comedy that combines elements of their screen images.

Full Review… | April 10, 2012

A cutesy boy meets girl romantic comedy flatly directed by Delbert Mann.

Full Review… | December 29, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Slightly smarmy romantic comedy that never quite jells.

October 22, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

"a true antique with Doris and Cary sparring winningly"

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

July 22, 2004
One Guy's Opinion

Audience Reviews for That Touch of Mink


Grant plays Robert Redford as a billionaire used to getting what he wants and is willing to pay for it. Doris Day plays Demi Moore and both seem unaware that they are in fact 20 years older than the parts they are playing. From this minimalist foundation is made a marriage of charismatic styles concocted for whatever sizzle that may occur, no more, no less. It's an oddity, and viewable mainly for that reason alone, though Gig Young and Audrey Meadows labor mightily to add kitschy zing to the mix.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

A businessman woos a lower class girl, but his refusal to marry her complicates their desires.
This film could be offensive in its anti-feminist and classist depictions and its mockery of homosexuality. Or this film could be progressive in its satire of gender conventions and class boundaries; its lampoon of homosexuality is markedly clear. I struggle with making meaning out of the film. The idea that Roger would see transcending class boundaries as a punishment is ridiculous, but it's played that way in the film. The idea that women cannot choose to sleep with a man she fancies is also condemnable, and while there are moments when the film seems to agree, when Doris Day's character is made to say, "I will become a woman," in her decision to sleep with Mr. Shayne, I couldn't resist a stomach turn of repulsion that she would think her womanhood, or maybe even personhood, rests on her sexual escapades. It's a complicated mess, and I left this film unsure of what to make of it and even less sure whether I enjoyed it.
Overall, the surface of this film is charming enough, but thinking about it causes concern.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

This is a nice romantic comedy with good actors, and some funny moments, but overall not that great a movie, it's predictable and not Grant's best. It's an okay movie, though.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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