His Kind of Woman [DVD] [1951]

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    Overview

    Special Features


    • Commentary by film historian Vivian Sobchack

    Synopsis


    His Kind of Woman
    His Kind of Woman directed by veteran John Farrow, is a convoluted mystery thriller which tries unsuccessfully to combine slapstick comedy with excessive violence, resulting in a film that depends more on stereotypes than on plot development. Nick (Raymond Burr), is a deported gang boss who needs to get back to the United States to run his operation. Dan Miller (Robert Mitchum) is a hard-up guy, who is persuaded, both by a series of beatings and a substantial sum of money, to sell his identity to Nick. Lenore (Jane Russell) a singer, poses as a heiress, trying to marry a millionaire. They all meet up in a resort in Mexico where Nick intends to have plastic surgery to alter his looks. There, a number of double-crosses, shootings, and chases all culminate in an exciting confrontation aboard ship. His Kind of Woman, a Howard Hughes production designed to be a showcase for Jane Russell, is entertaining when viewed as a comedy. As a serious film-noir thriller, it lacks suspense and depth. However, the film has its moments, and Robert Mitchum is in his element as the loner anti-hero. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Mitchum
      Robert Mitchum - Dan Milner
    • Jane Russell
      Jane Russell - Lenore Brent
    • Vincent Price
      Vincent Price - Mark Cardigan
    • Tim Holt
      Tim Holt - Bill Lusk
    • Charles McGraw
      Charles McGraw - Thompson



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