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a/perture cinema, the Official Movie Sponsor of The Less Desirables, presents The Less Desirables Movie of the Week, That Touch of Mink (1962), starring Cary Grant, Doris Day and Gig Young.

Per IMDb: “A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage.”

Cathy (Day) is on her way to a job interview when a Rolls Royce limousine drives by and splashes her. The owner of that limo, Phillip Shayne (Grant) feels awful and tries to find out who it was. He sees her across the street from his purchasing business and he sends his right-hand man, Roger (Young). He takes her over to see him and they start an affair, well, almost an affair. She is saving herself for marriage and he is looking for the affair.


©Universal Pictures

Every time they’re about to do something about it or be, something goes wrong. Roger and Cathy’s roommate, Connie (Audrey Meadows of Honeymooners fame) are unwitting accomplices of the crazy while they believe they’re helping. Cathy wants to get married and is in love with Phillip but he doesn’t understand because she’s so nuts. Does she get what she wants? Does Phillip? Well, watch to find out.

In the film Phillip owns part of the New York Yankees and there are cameo appearances by Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra. The film takes a long time to get cranked up and it never reaches hilarity levels. I love watching Cary Grant movies, usually, but I’m not the biggest fan of Doris Day. She was a let down in this film. The whole film was just so-so. There were some funny parts and watching John Astin (who played Gomez Addams) be a sleeze, that was interesting. But overall it was just “meh.”

Rotten Tomatoes rates it at 78% Fresh with an audience score of only 70%. Usually, the audience score is higher. IMDb has it at 6.7 stars out of 10. I watched it on Netflix.I rate it 2 stars out of 5. Really, don’t waste your time. Have you seen it? Do you agree or disagree? What would you like to see or hear me review?

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!

“The Four Horsemen now have a riding companion. There’s War, Famine, Death, Pestilence, and Miss Timberlake!” – Phillip Shayne