For Love Or Money
Kirk Douglas ♥ Mitzi Gaynor ♥ Gig Young
Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.
I was once again wandering through Youtube, bored, looking for something to watch but didn't know what exactly. I stumbled across For Love Or Money, it looked like fun so I gave it a shot. It turned out to be one of those fluffy, wonderful, 1960's romantic comedies that are so much fun to watch. I really could have seen Doris Day in the role of Kate, though Mitzi Gaynor did a great job.
I think Thelma Ritter was my favorite in this movie. She plays a conniving, manipulating, sneaky, mother who knows all the angles. She loves her daughters and is bound and determined to get them happily married off, no matter what their preferences or opinions are. Thelma Ritter is just hilarious in whatever role she plays and this is no exception.
A cute romantic comedy for grownups of all ages with lots of zingers, misunderstandings, and sneaky goings-on. The costumes are dated but are fun to watch for those that remember the era and those that wish they did.
Great for an evening of laughter and not thinking too hard.
Kirk Douglas...Deke Gentry
Mitzi Gaynor...Kate Brasher
Gig Young...Sonny Smith
Thelma Ritter...Chloe Brasher
Julie Newmar...Bonnie Brasher
William Bendix...Joe Fogel
Leslie Parrish...Jan Brasher
Dick Sargent...Harvey Wofford (as Richard Sargent)
William Windom...Sam Travis
Chloe Brasher: Look at him.
[A portrait of her late husband]
Chloe Brasher: The typical American father: kind, generous, patient, understanding. And as a result his daughters are typical American kids - spoiled rotten.
Chloe Brasher: Alright, dimples, what do you think I'm made of, money?
Donald Kenneth 'Deke' Gentry: Yes.
Chloe Brasher: That's true, but it's my money, not yours.
Kate Brasher: You know, um, this is the most carefully though out bachelor apartment I've seen.
Donald Kenneth 'Deke' Gentry: Have you been entertained by bachelors often?
Kate Brasher: Well, not really entertained. Let's say, uh, amused.
Chloe Brasher: Do you realize that this is the first time you ever cried to me? It makes me very happy.