"I don't know if I have ever seen a movie with Doris Day in it that I didn't like and this is no exception. Doris plays an out of work, girl next door, character, Cary Grant, a millionaire, Gig Young works for Cary and Audrey Meadows is her room-mate and friend. Because the car that Cary was riding in accidently splashes water on Doris, Cary sends Gig to apologize and then when Gig sees her reaction he thinks that finally here is a girl that will put his boss in his place and encourages her to go tell Cary how she feels. It backfires, and Doris falls for Cary, but being a modest moral female, when he proposes that she come with him on a trip that doesn't include marriage, she has misgivings. She decides to go finally, but then develops a rash at the thought of doing the immoral act and then it keeps getting funnier. Gig Young and Audrey Meadows are really great in the movie also. I recommend the movie. Enjoy!"
Deflowering Doris Day
Joshua Koppel | Chicago, IL United States | 03/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Doris Day's day starts off badly when she is drenched by a passing limo. She gets angry but does not know the limo passenger (Cary Grant) feels bad and wishes to make amends. Later Grant spots Day from his office and sends Gig Young to make sure she is all right and taken care of. Day's roommate (Audrey Meadows) is her self-appointed protector of her virtue.
Things quickly move forward when Grant and Day first meet face to face and fall in love. Small-town Day is not sure what to make of millionaire Grant at first as he tries to whirl her off her feet. It is obvious that Grant is trying for more than Day is willing to give out (at least at this stage) and events unfold hilariously.
The plot twists and situations would be at home in a Frank Capra movie. The dialogue is snappy and full of innuendo. Day's character even has far more depth than Meadows suspects. Although she comes from upstate New York, she manages to hold her own both against and with Grant. It all culminates wonderfully in a way few comedies manage. A must see for fans of classic stars and comedies."
DAY AND GRANT HAVE THE "TOUCH"!
Paul Brogan | Portsmouth, NH United States | 10/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
""That Touch of Mink" may not be quite as good as "Pillow Talk" and "Lover Come Back", the Stanley Shapiro scripted comedies that preceeded it, but it's still a delightful comedy romp."Mink" was the second biggest moneymaking film of 1962 and the first film to gross more than a million dollars at NYC's Radio City Music Hall. (Eventually it grossed nearly 2 million dollars during it's record breaking run there).It's glossy and slightly improbable, but the dream pairing of Cary Grant and Doris Day, both masters of sophisticated comedy, smooth over many of the rough edges. They are assisted by a wonderful supporting cast including Gig Young, Audrey Meadows, and John Astin, among others.Doris is splashed by Cary's limo, which sets up a merry "battle of the sexes" as Cary vigorously pursues Doris, who receives dry advice from roomie Meadows, who works in a New York City automat. The premise is simple but the writing is sharp and often hilarious and the settings are lush and picturesque, as the pair twice go to Bermuda, as well as visit the United Nations, a Yankees game, and a place called Al's Motel!!The film won a Golden Globe as Best Comedy of the year and that was due, in large part, to the stylish manner in which the cast made the situations come alive.At 58, Grant is still the master of the suave and sophisticated line. Nobody before or since can inhabit a role like Grant. Day more than holds her own against Grant showing brilliant comic timing, especially in a scene where she becomes inebriated and falls out of a hotel window. Her double takes are classic.Sure it can be dismissed as "fluff" but it's of such a high quality that it can be enjoyed for what it is. Every film doesn't need to challenge the viewer or be analyzed for some hidden message. "That Touch of Mink" provides a cargo of laughs and that's all it sets out to do. On that level it succeeds admirably!"
That Touch of Mink
Kelly | Littleton, Colorado | 03/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Doris Day and Cary Grant shine in this exceptional classic. He plays a millionaire, and she an innocent out of work mess. When the car Cary is riding in splashes her clothes, they meet and a comedy of errors follows. The locations like Bermuda were wonderful choices for Day's fall from grace.
No one can compare to a Doris and Cary pairing, but Gig Young and Audrey Meadows compliment them well. Gig Young steals scenes on many occasions. It was also very nice to see some the Yankee players that are part of history. "
You can't go wrong with Grant or Day in a movie!
chriscaglegirl83 | Texas | 10/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the must-see Romantic Comedy of the early 1960's. With Doris Day playing the part of an out-of-work, girl-next-door, who gets splashed in the street by a very well-to-do man in his car, played by Cary Grant. As the story unfolds, Phillip (Grant) tries to apologize to Cathy (Day) by offering to buy her a new dress, which she promptly turns down saying "Money doesn't buy good manners." Upon arrival at Phillips office, instead of throwing the money back in his face, Cathy falls for Phillip and is immediately whisked away on a private jet with Phillip to a board meeting, a UN speech, and ends the day by attending a baseball game. Phillip, who is totally smitten with Cathy, ask her to go away with him for the weekend to the Bahamas! What follows is a hilarious sequence of events in which Cathy begins having second thoughts about her weekend with Phillip. For Phillip, the weekend proves to be more trouble for him than it is relaxing. All in all this movie proves to be a very funny and entertaining love story, with Grant's endearing personality and Day's graceful charm."