Cross-Generational Cary: Day 2 of Cary Grant Week: That Touch of Mink


What could be better than a suave, older man–that touch of silver at his temples, and a lovely blonde who is just the right age? Nothing in terms of a movie romance. That Touch of Mink showcases Cary Grant at his best and Doris Day at hers. On screen perfection.


When Philip Shane (Cary), swank New York zillionaire splashes unemployed, but very well dressed Cathy Timberlake (Doris), the rest, as they say, is history. Add in John Astin as the guy you don’t want to date and a super-cute moment with a future 1970s Bob Newhart Show cast member (John Fiedler of Mr Peterson fame), a motherly roommate (Audrey Meadows)and an assistant in analysis with an inattentive therapist and you have a romantic comedy for the ages. Admittedly, today many would find the story of of Roger (Gig Young) a bit “quaint” or even (I hope not) offensive.


While Philip is eyeing some fun with a lovely blonde, Cathy is saving herself for marriage the way all good girls from Upper Sandusky do. A trip to Bermuda changes everything.

This is one of my all-time favorite romantic comedies. There’s just so much to love and laugh over. That Touch of Mink



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