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?
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A Career in Review:
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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