For Love Or Money (1963)
Wednesday 3rd February 2010
A classic rom-com from Michael Gordon, director of the Doris Day/Rock Hudson smash-hit Pillow Talk, For Love Or Money comes to DVD for the first time ever on 8th February 2010 courtesy of Fremantle Home Entertainment. Unavailable anywhere else in the world, this release represents a welcome opportunity to enjoy this rarely seen but unmissable and almost forgotten gem.
Notable for being the final film of actress and acclaimed musical entertainer Mitzi Gaynor's career, the film also stars movie legend Kirk Douglas (Spartacus; Paths Of Glory) brilliantly cast against his trademark 'hard man' type in an enchanting comedy of errors with a delightful and hilarious romantic twist.
Douglas heads up an impressive, powerhouse cast of Hollywood heavyweights that includes veteran actress Thelma Ritter (Pillow Talk; Rear Window; All About Eve) and Oscar winning actor Gig Young (They Shoot Horses Don't They?) alongside three of the movie world's most beautiful and talented actresses of their day, Mitzi Gaynor (South Pacific), Julie Newmar (Batman) and Leslie Parrish (The Manchurian Candidate).
When wealthy widow Chloe Brasher (Ritter) offers her attorney, Deke Gentry (Douglas), a sizeable sum of money to play matchmaker and pair up the husbands-of-her-choice with her three beautiful daughters, each of whom stands to inherit a fortune, he's convinced he's hit paydirt. But the task proves to be much more difficult than anticipated, especially when he realises that Chloe's idea of the perfect partner for perfectly-formed health addict Bonnie (Newmar) is a dull income tax investigator and that flighty bohemian Jan (Parrish) is to be paired with a prisoner-rehabilitation expert from San Quentin.
Even worse, every time Deke tries to set up eldest Brasher daughter Kate (Gaynor) with his playboy pal and food magnate Sonny Smith (Young), he somehow ends up spending the evening with her himself. Love begins to blossom between the pair but mother, money and many mirthful misunderstandings soon stand in the way of the budding romance. An infectiously endearing romantic comedy with more than its fair share of laugh out loud moments, For Love Or Money is a perfect comic showcase for its supremely talented cast and only makes one wish that Kirk Douglas had taken on more similar roles during the peak of his estimable movie career.
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