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Summer Under the Stars- Robert Mitchum (August 6th)

Some Reflection:

Robert Mitchum is a rough and tumble icon of film noir. Very few film performers bring a screen persona which is quite as quintessentially “them”. Chances are, if you think of him, Mitchum is wearing a fedora and is in some very broody noir lighting. Heck, even when he’s appearing opposite Janet Leigh in a Christmas movie he’s a bit brooding. Robert Mitchum is one of my favorite icons of a very particular brand of 1940s masculinity. Are you ready for a fascinating blend of films?

What movies are you looking forward to watching? Let us know in the comments.

A Career in Review:

Crossfire (1947)

Out of the Past (1947)

Desire Me (1947)

Rachel and the Stranger (1948)

Holiday Affair (1949)

Where Danger Lives (1950)

River of No Return (1954)

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

Cape Fear (1962)

Ticklish Business #22: Top 3 Robert Mitchum Films

If You Only Watch One:

Of course, I would be shirking my duties as a noir fan if I didn’t mention Out of the Past. The 1947 noir is a true essential of the movement featuring Mitchum opposite the dynamic Jane Greer (playing the ultimate femme fatale). Heck, even Kirk Douglas fans will be happy with this one. The movie plays during primetime at 8:00pm PST.

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2 thoughts on “Summer Under the Stars- Robert Mitchum (August 6th) Leave a comment

  1. “In the film ‘Angel Face’ he [Robert Mitchum] was told to slap Jean Simmons across the face which he did while holding himself back. Director Otto Preminger wasn’t happy with the result and kept asking him to do it again and not to hold back. Mitchum turned round gave him a good slap across the face and asked if it was hard enough.”

  2. “In the film ‘Angel Face’ he [Robert Mitchum] was told to slap Jean Simmons across the face which he did while holding himself back. Director Otto Preminger wasn’t happy with the result and kept asking him to do it again and not to hold back. Mitchum turned round gave him a good slap across the face and asked if it was hard enough.”

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