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That Touch of Mink

That Touch of Mink(1962)

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On her way to cash her unemployment check Cathy Timberlake is splattered with mud by a passing limousine belonging to tycoon Philip Shayne, a bachelor. Later, Philip spots Cathy entering an automat and sends his rebellious financial adviser, Roger, to apologize and offer her money for her ruined dress. Goaded on by both Roger and her worldly-wise roommate, Connie, Cathy decides to visit Philip personally to express her indignation. When she does meet the suave charmer, however, her wrath melts, and she agrees to accompany him on a business trip to Baltimore. Philip then takes Cathy to Philadelphia for cocktails, to Manhattan for his speech at the U. N., and then on to dinner and a baseball game. His platonic attitude ends, however, when he suggests a trip to Bermuda. At first Cathy refuses, but later she reconsiders and ends up flying to the island with a lavish wardrobe, mink coat included, supplied by her generous host. But with the coming of night Cathy is so nervous that she develops a skin rash; and Philip spends the night playing gin rummy with another frustrated male. Back in New York, Cathy feels ashamed of herself and decides to return for a second attempt at romance. This time she takes a drink to fortify herself, gets drunk, and falls off a balcony. Disgusted, Philip returns to New York and no longer attempts to call her. To arouse his jealousy, Roger arranges for Cathy to go to a motel with a lecherous unemployment clerk, Beasley. Following a wild chase, Philip "rescues" Cathy and impulsively proposes marriage. As they arrive in Bermuda for their honeymoon, Philip suddenly realizes he is a married man; overcome by nervousness, he breaks out in a skin rash.