Tuesday, February 2, 2010

365 Movies: That Touch of Mink Review


That Touch of Mink stars Doris Day, Cary Grant, Gig Young, and Audrey Meadows in this 1962 comedy, directed by Delbert Mann. The film is about two opposites being attracted towards one another- Day plays Cathy Timberlake, a prim and proper woman, who is looking to be a happily married wife, when she meets Grant's Philip Shayne, a older but handsome wealthy man, who isn't in the least interested in marrying. The romance between the two happens very quickly but when Philip wants to go to the next level, Cathy isn't ready for it and it breaks them up quite a few times.The movie moves far too quickly in the beginning and then as the film progresses, it stalls several times. The chemistry between Day and Grant is non-existent but it's still fun to watch them together. The whole time while watching this movie, I kept going Rock Hudson and Tony Randall should be in this. I just think that this movie would have suited Hudson and Day more so, than Day and Grant. I wasn't a big fan of Young and I kept wanting Tony Randall to take his place. The role of Roger was so Tony Randall like, it was just a role he should have played.




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6 comments:

Mercurie said...

This is one of my favourite Doris Day films, right up there with the ones she did with Rock Hudson!

KC said...

I agree with you about the chemistry. This movie would have been totally different with Rock! (not to mention Tony) As it is, I keep watching it again, hoping it will get funnier. It does have it's moments though. The scene where Doris imagines they're riding around on a bed cracks me up.

Maggie said...

This is also one of my favorite DoDo films, especially after I've been watching only 30s films. They make the Doris and Rock pictures feel like porn! I remember the first time I watched Pillow Talk, I cried because I couldn't believe Doris had just said "sex maniac".
Anyway, my favorite part of That Touch of Mink is when they are walking around the hotel, and she imagines them on the bed in all of the situations. too funny. And although I love Doris and Rock's chemistry, Cary Grant is my boyfriend, and I can never object to his casting in any film.

Sarah said...

I just watched this film too. You know, I didn't even look into the chemistry between these two characters, I just thought they were funny as well as the situations. Now I need to see DD with Rock Hudson- you've got me curious!

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