Gennre Guesstimation – That Touch of Mink (1962)

The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by me and we will be reviewing our favorite Oscar Nominated or Winning Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Mar by sending them to andtheOscargoesto…

Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Oscar Nominated or Winning Movies……….

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

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Mar 2022)

Brief Synopsis – A businessman falls in love with a young woman but each of them have a very different view on what they each want out of the relationship.

My Take on it – This is a typical rom-com / screwball comedy of the 60’s featuring Doris day and Cary Grant.

The story itself is a bit bland, but still manages to stay afloat once one accepts that this is what they are trying for.

The characters played by the two leads have great chemistry and despite a few bumps along the way, it’s quite predictable what will eventually happen.

They are both at their best here and that helps make the story more engaging that it rightfully should be

The dialogue also works well due to the way that they spread innuendo and jabs at one another the entire way through.

This kind of story could never be made today, but it still works due to the way that they present things.

This movie had three Oscar nominations, yet didn’t win any of them – Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction and Best Sound.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Cary Grant noticed an ad for a raincoat that he thought would be appropriate for Doris Day to wear in the picture, he called the owner of the company who made it. After explaining who he was and what he wanted the coat for, he was given the brush-off by the manufacturer, Norman Zeiler, who later recalled that he didn’t believe it was Grant. “So I told him if he wanted to see our collection, he’d have to come up himself. And he did.” The much-imitated Grant, who usually made all his own calls and answered his home phone himself, often had that problem. People just couldn’t believe it was really Cary Grant they were talking to. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not really. Fun rom-com that shows Day and Grant at their very best, but nothing more.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)


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