The Racket (1951)

“Born with an alibi in your mouth, huh? Nick Scanlon (Robert Ryan) is a mobster who has done well for himself, not only building a criminal empire but managing to buy the loyalty of several local government bigwigs. There’s one influential fella he can’t seem to crack, though. Tom McQuigg (Robert Mitchum), a police captain, refuses every bribe (and, furthermore, wants nothing more than to … Continue reading The Racket (1951)

When Strangers Marry (1944)

Happy #Noirvember! TMP will be celebrating film noir with a review from the genre every Sunday this month. First up, a criminal tale from a director better-known for his work in the horror genre: William Castle. On to the review! Millie Baxter (Kim Hunter) is a newlywed, bound by train for New York. Her new husband, Paul (Dean Jagger), is a salesman and was called … Continue reading When Strangers Marry (1944)

She Couldn’t Say No (1954)

Corby Lane (Jean Simmons) has returned from England and is headed straight for an unexpected location: a tiny town in Arkansas! She intends to visit Dr. Robert Sellers but instead finds his son, Doc (Robert Mitchum). She tells him that she’s on her way to California, and asks what he would do if she gave him $5,000. Doc, confused by the question, says he’d lock … Continue reading She Couldn’t Say No (1954)

TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Home from the Hill (1960)

Film #4: Home from the Hill (1960) Directed by Vincente Minelli Written by Harriet Frank, Jr. and Irving Ravetch Starring Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton The fourth film in the Robert Mitchum set is one I’d never seen prior to watching the set for these reviews: Home from the Hill, a 1960 flick about a wealthy Texas family. Mitchum is the womanizing patriarch, … Continue reading TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Home from the Hill (1960)

TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: The Sundowners (1960)

Our exploration of TCM’s Greatest Classic Legends: Robert Mitchum DVD set continues with the third feature, The Sundowners. Previous reviews from this set: Angel Face | Out of the Past Film #3: The Sundowners (1960) Directed by Fred Zinnemann Written by Isobel Lennart from a novel by Jon Cleary Starring Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov and Glynis Johns Directed by Fred Zinnemann, The Sundowners … Continue reading TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: The Sundowners (1960)

TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Out of the Past (1947)

Our exploration of TCM’s Greatest Classic Legends: Robert Mitchum DVD set continues with the second feature, Out of the Past. Previous review from this set: Angel Face Film #2: Out of the Past (1947) Directed by Jacques Tourneur Written by Geoffrey Homes Starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas Like Angel Face, Out of the Past was a re-watch for me, and these two films were the … Continue reading TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Out of the Past (1947)

TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Angel Face (1952)

Some of you may remember that back in 2014, I reviewed all four of the films in TCM’s “Greatest Classic Films: Romance” DVD set. Having added a few more “Greatest Classic” DVD sets to my collection over the summer, I’ll be reviewing them in that same format. Today we begin with the first film from the Robert Mitchum “Greatest Classic Legends” set, Angel Face. Film … Continue reading TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Angel Face (1952)

Angel Face (1952)

Diane Tremayne (Jean Simmons) is a girl from a wealthy family. She lives with her successful businessman father, Charles (Herbert Marshall), and his second wife Catherine (Barbara O’Neil). One night, ambulance driver Frank Jessup (Robert Mitchum) is summoned to the home where the Tremaynes live. Catherine has been treated for accidental gas inhalation, but she is sure that it was no accident at all, thinking … Continue reading Angel Face (1952)

Eight Days of Christmas: Holiday Affair (1949)

Steve Mason (Robert Mitchum) has landed a seasonal job as a clerk at a New York City department store. While working one day, he meets Connie Ennis (Janet Leigh), a customer who seems to have big money to spend. As it turns out, Connie is actually a spy from one of the store’s competitors, snooping around and purchasing a very expensive train set. The next … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: Holiday Affair (1949)