Robert Mitchum

  • Andrey Konchalovskiy – Maria’s Lovers (1984)

    Andrey Konchalovskiy1981-1990DramaRomanceThe Cannon GroupUSA

    After spending the last of WWII in a brutal Japanese POW camp leaving him with nightmares, Ivan returns home to Pennsylvania for his childhood friend, Maria. But he has rivals for her love.Read More »

  • Robert Gitt – Charles Laughton Directs ‘The Night of the Hunter’ (2002) (HD)

    2001-2010DocumentaryRobert GittUSA

    An assembled compilation of footage from rushes, outtakes, and behind-the-scenes moments featuring Charles Laughton directing ‘The Night of the Hunter.’

    A truly unique and powerful masterclass in filmmaking.Read More »

  • Don Hartman – Holiday Affair (1949)

    1941-1950ComedyDon HartmanRomanceUSA

    Quote:
    Nothing like a love triangle to spice up Christmas, right? Don Hartman’s Holiday Affair delivers that and…well, not much else, but it’s still an enjoyable romantic comedy that’s fallen well under the radar during the last 70 years. At the center or if all is young widow Connie Ennis (Janet Leigh); she lives with her precocious son Timmy (Gordon Gebert), works as a comparison shopper, and has been dating lawyer Carl Davis (Wendell Corey) for two years. After a mistake almost costs Connie her job, she’s saved by clerk Steve Mason (Robert Mitchum)… that is, until he’s promptly fired for not calling her out. Nonetheless, their resulting afternoon is spent together and she takes a liking to the smooth- talking war veteran, who also leaves quite an impression on little Timmy. Carl, of course, is skeptical.Read More »

  • Dan Curtis – The Winds of War (1983)

    1981-1990Dan CurtisTVUSAWar

    In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under Mussolini while the Empire of Japan stands ready for a major war with China. Enter the Henry family, headed by career naval officer Victor “Pug” Henry. “Winds of War” thus follows the exploits of Pug and his children, all of which are set against the backdrop of world events leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.Read More »

  • Arthur Ripley – Thunder Road (1958)

    1951-1960Arthur RipleyCrimeCultUSA

    Quote:
    The preeminent moonshine movie, the 1958 Thunder Road stars Robert Mitchum as a backwoods bootlegger in Tennessee, getting squeezed by both the federal government and organized crime. Mitchum had a big hand in creating this cult favorite (which reportedly played in drive-ins around America for years), writing the script, producing the movie, and even composing and singing the movie’s theme song, which became a radio hit. Directed by longtime cinematographer Arthur Ripley, the film is strong on characters and action, the latter fulfilled by a memorable chase scene at the end. Mitchum was at an artistic peak at this point in his career, and this is really an indispensable movie for his fans.Read More »

  • Vincente Minnelli – Undercurrent (1946)

    1941-1950DramaFilm NoirUSAVincente Minnelli

    from 55th New York Film Festival program
    A bit of an anomaly within Minnelli’s often more colorful and ebullient oeuvre, this black-and-white, paranoiac romantic thriller finds the master harnessing his consummate stylishness to spin a haunting, noirish tale. Timid Ann (Katharine Hepburn) marries the highly eligible Alan Garroway (Robert Taylor), whose wealth and good looks conceal an underlying and profound cruelty. Ann grows increasingly obsessed with learning the truth about what happened to Alan’s brother, Michael (Robert Mitchum), who has been missing for some time… This gripping movie casts Hepburn, Taylor, and Mitchum all against type.Read More »

  • Tay Garnett – A Terrible Beauty (1960)

    1951-1960DramaTay GarnettUnited KingdomWar

    IMDB Reviewer:
    “The Night Fighters” is listed on IMDB under “A Terrible Beauty”, a deceiving title for a movie that has nothing to do with beauty. Considering it had been directed by the great Tay Garnett, and with a cast that included Robert Mitchum, Richard Harris, Ann Heywood, Cyril Cusak, and Dan O’Herlihy, among others, the early promise seemed to evaporate as we watched it.Read More »

  • David Lean – Ryan’s Daughter [Roadshow version] (1970)

    1961-1970David LeanDramaRomanceUnited KingdomWorld War One

    Quote:
    Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.Read More »

  • Dick Richards – Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

    1971-1980CrimeDick RichardsFilm NoirUSA

    Synopsis:
    This, the second adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel, is much closer to the source text than the original – Murder, My Sweet (1944), which tended to avoid some of the sleazier parts of the plot – but still concerns private eye Philip Marlowe’s attempts to locate Velma, a former dancer at a seedy nightclub and the girlfriend of Moose Malloy, a petty criminal just out of prison. Marlowe finds that once he has taken the case, events conspire to put him in dangerous situations, and he is forced to follow a confusing trail of untruths and double-crosses before he is able to locate Velma.Read More »

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