That Touch of Mink (1962) Film Review

That Touch of Mink
DIRECTOR: Delbert Mann
BOTTOM LINE: In between the Rock Hudson movies “Pillow Talk” (1959), “Lover Come Back” (1961), and “Send Me No Flowers” (1964), Doris Day paired up with Cary Grant in another movie co-written by Stanley Shapiro. The director is Delbert Mann, a graduate of television and the Paddy Chayefsky school of slice-of-life naturalism (“Marty”, “The Catered Affair”, The Bachelor Party”) who, the previous year with “Lover”, showed a surprising flair for comedy. The funniest part of That Touch of Mink” is the gay subplot which involves Gig Young, playing Grant’s financial adviser Roger, and his psychiatrist Dr. Gruber (Alan Hewitt). Because he leaves the room as some essential information is being relayed by Roger about Cathy, Dr. Gruber thinks that Roger is about to embark on an affair with Philip. This leads to the film’s famous final scene involving Roger, a baby carriage, and an understandably astonished Gruber!
POST TITLE: Fifty-Four Queer Films Made Under the Hays Code (1934-1967)
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