That Touch of Mink, 1962

Doris Day and Cary Grant are paired in this funny, yet romantic movie about an old-fashioned girl who meets a handsome and wealthy man quite by accident. He isn’t looking for a long-term relationship, but she’s never considered anything but marriage. Of course, Cary Grant is charming and romantic as usual.

Delbert Mann directed this film and the Rock Hudson/Doris Day movie Lover Come Back, which had just been released in March of 1962. This movie was released the following June.  

Stanley Shapiro was one of the writers who gave the actors plenty of ammunition for the comedy. He also had just finished working on  Lover Come Back. He worked on the screenplay for Pillow Talk in 1959, which also starred Doris Day.

One of the characters, Doris Day’s girlfriend (played by Audrey Meadows), works in an automat where it seemed silliness was bound to happen. Meadows became famous playing Alice Kramden on The Honeymooners.

Doris Day has a “good girl” image, one that she developed just by being herself. According to her bio on, she used a swear jar on movie sets to collect money from people using bad language around her. I wish more people would do this – and donate the money to charity. One of her quotes on is, “Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” Who can argue with such a good attitude?

No comments: