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Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum in the film Cape Fear (1962)
Birth name Robert Charles Durman Mitchum
Born August 6, 1917(1917-08-06)
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Died July 1, 1997 (aged 79)
Santa Barbara, California
Spouse(s) Dorothy Spence (1940-1997)
Children James Mitchum (b.1941)
Christopher Mitchum (b.1943)
Trini Mitchum (b.1954)

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917July 1, 1997) was an Academy award nominated American film actor and singer. Mitchum is largely remembered for his starring roles in several major works of the film noir style, and is considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and '60s. Robert Mitchum from Cape Fear This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... “Bridgeport” redirects here. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - City 111. ... Christopher Mitchum (born October 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is the second son of Robert Mitchum. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures has been given annually since 1952 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Golden Globe Award ceremonies in Hollywood, California. ... An incomplete list of the winners of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Award for Best Actor : // 1970: George C. Scott for his role in Patton 1971: Gene Hackman for his role in The French Connection 1972: Peter OToole for his roles in Man of La Mancha... Colonel Hilary Hook was a soldier in armies of the British Empire in India and later in Africa. ... The Sundowners is a 1960 film that tells the story of an Australian outback family torn between the fathers desires to continue his nomadic sheep-herding ways and the wife and sons desire to settle down in one place. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... In literature and film, an anti-hero is a central or supporting character that has some of the personality flaws and ultimate fortune traditionally assigned to villains but nonetheless also have enough heroic qualities or intentions to gain the sympathy of readers or viewers. ...

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Life and career

Early life and career

Mitchum was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to shipyard and railroad worker James Thomas Mitchum and Ann Harriet Gunderson, a Norwegian immigrant and sea captain's daughter. His father was a former soldier and known barroom brawler of Scots-Irish ancestry (on his father's side) and Blackfoot descent (on his mother's side). James Mitchum was crushed to death in a railyard accident when Mitchum was eighteen months old, leaving Ann to find work as a linotype operator at a newspaper. “Bridgeport” redirects here. ... Scots-Irish (also called Ulster Scots) is a Scottish ethnic group that historically resided in Ireland which ultimately traces its roots back to settlers from Scotland, and to a lesser extent, England. ... For other uses, see Blackfoot (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Linotype machine. ...


Throughout Robert's childhood, he was known as a prankster, often involved in fistfights and mischief. When he was 12, Ann sent Robert to live with his grandparents in Felton, Delaware, where he was promptly expelled from his middle school for scuffling with a principal. A year later, in 1930, he moved in with his older sister, waitress and stage actress Julie (originally Annette) Mitchum, in New York's Hell's Kitchen. After being expelled from Haaran High School, he left his sister and traveled throughout the country on railroad cars, taking a number of jobs including a ditch-digger for the Civilian Conservation Corps and a professional boxer. He experienced numerous adventures during his years as one of the Depression era's "wild boys of the road." In Savannah, Georgia, he was arrested for vagrancy and put on a local chain gang. By Mitchum's own account, he escaped and returned to his family in Delaware. It was during this time, while recovering from injuries that nearly lost him a leg, that he met the woman he would marry, a teenaged Dorothy Spence. He soon went back on the road, eventually riding the rails to California. Felton is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... View from between 47th and 48th street on Ninth Avenue looking north toward Time Warner Center and Hearst Tower Hells Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from... CCC workers on road construction, Camp Euclid, Ohio 1936 The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program for young men from unemployed families, established on March 19, 1933 by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. ... This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedias quality standards. ... A chain gang of convicts going to work near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Mitchum arrived in Long Beach, California, in 1936, staying again with his sister Julie. Soon the rest of the Mitchum family joined them in Long Beach. It was sister Julie who convinced Robert to join the local theater guild with her. In his years with the Players Guild of Long Beach, he made a living as a stagehand and occasional bit player in plays. He also wrote several short pieces which were performed by the guild. According to Lee Server's biography (Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don't Care), Mitchum put a talent for poetry to work writing song lyrics and monologues for his sister Julie's nightclub performances. In 1940 he returned East to marry Dorothy, taking her back to California. He remained a footloose character until the birth of their first child, Jim, nicknamed Josh (two more children would follow, Christopher and Petrine). Robert then got a steady job as a machine operator with the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Lee Server is an American writer. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lockheed SR-71, remarkably advanced for its time and unsurpassed in many areas of performance The Lockheed U-2 first flew in 1955 providing much needed intelligence on Soviet bloc countries Lockheed Corporation was an aerospace company founded in 1912 which merged with Martin Marietta in 1995 to form...


An apparent nervous breakdown from this encounter with conformity led him to look for work as an actor or extra in movies. An agent he had met got him an interview with the producer of the Hopalong Cassidy series of B-westerns; he was hired to play the villain in several films in the series between 1942 and 1943. He continued to find further work as an extra and supporting actor in numerous productions for various studios. After impressing director Mervyn LeRoy during the making of Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Mitchum signed a seven-year contract with RKO Radio Pictures. He found himself groomed for B Western stardom in a series of Zane Grey adaptations. This article is about the fictional character. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mervyn LeRoy (October 15, 1900 - September 13, 1987) was an American film director, producer and sometime actor. ... The Ruptured Duck, which was the bomber depicted in the movie Nose-art of the Ruptured Duck Thirty Seconds over Tokyo is a 1944 film based on a 1943 book by Ted W. Lawson. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. ...


Following the moderately successful western Nevada, Mitchum was lent from RKO to United Artists for the William Wellman-helmed The Story of G.I. Joe. In the film, he portrayed war-weary officer Bill Walker, who remains resolute despite the troubles he faces. The film, which followed the life of an ordinary soldier through the eyes of journalist Ernie Pyle (played by Burgess Meredith), became an instant critical and commercial success. Shortly after making the film, Mitchum himself was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving at Fort MacArthur, California. At the 1946 Academy Awards, the film was nominated for four Oscars, including Mitchum's only nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He finished the year off with a western (West of the Pecos) and a story of returning Marine veterans (Till the End of Time), before transitioning into a genre that came to define both Mitchum's career and screen persona: film noir. William A. Wellman (February 29, 1896 - December 9, 1975) was a movie director. ... The Story of G.I. Joe is a war film released in 1945. ... Ernie Pyle on board the U.S.S. Cabot. ... Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1908[1] – September 9, 1997), known as Burgess Meredith, was a versatile American actor. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Fort MacArthur is a former U.S. Army installation in San Pedro, California (now the port community of Los Angeles), named for General Arthur MacArthur, Jr. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Former crewmembers of the battleship Missouri pose for photos shortly after the Anniversary of the End of World War II ceremony, held aboard the famous ship. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ...


Work in film noir

Mitchum would become a signature actor in the style of film known as film noir (a style used in many genres but most commonly in gangster and crime movies). His first entry into this world of dark crime stories was the well-regarded B-movie, When Strangers Marry, about a psychotic serial killer. One of Mitchum's early film noir outings, Undercurrent, featured him playing against type as a troubled, sensitive man entangled in the affairs of his brother (Robert Taylor) and his brother's suspicious wife (Katharine Hepburn). The ill-received film was Vincente Minnelli's first and last film noir as a director. The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... When Strangers Marry is a 1944 suspense film directed by William Castle. ... Undercurrent is a 1946 film drama directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... Robert Taylor (August 5, 1911 – June 8, 1969), was an American actor. ... It has been suggested that Tom Hepburn be merged into this article or section. ... Vincente Minnelli (February 28, 1903 – July 25, 1986) was a famous Hollywood director and accomplished stage director, often considered by critics to be the father of the modern musical. ...


John Brahm's The Locket (1946) featured Mitchum as a bitter ex-husband to Laraine Day's femme fatale, while the Raoul Walsh-helmed Pursued (1947) combined the western and film noir genres, with Mitchum's character trying to remember his past and find those responsible for killing his family. Crossfire, also released in 1947 featured Mitchum as a member of a group of soldiers, one of whom killed a Jew. It featured themes of anti-Semitism and the failings of military training. The film, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most critically acclaimed of the year, garnering five Academy Award nominations. John Brahm (August 17, 1893 - October 12, 1982) was a film and television directer possibly best known today for directing a dozen of the orginal Twilight Zone episodes including the now classic Time Enough at Last. ... The Locket is a 1946 suspense film directed by John Brahm. ... Actress Laraine Day American actress Laraine Day (b. ... Convicted spy Mata Hari made her name synonymous with femme fatale during WWI. A femme fatale (plural: femmes fatales) is an alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. ... Raoul Walsh as John Wilkes Booth in Birth of a Nation Raoul Walsh (March 11, 1887 – December 31, 1980) was an American film director, actor, founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the brother of silent screen actor George Walsh. ... Pursued is a 1947 film noir starring Robert Mitchum, with support by Teresa Wright, Judith Anderson, and Dean Jagger. ... The year 1947 in film involved some significant events. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Crossfire is a 1947 film which dealt with the theme of anti-semitism, as did that years Academy Award for Best Picture winner, Gentlemans Agreement. ... The Eternal Jew: 1937 German poster. ... Edward Dmytryk (September 4, 1908 - July 1, 1999) was an American film director who was amongst the Hollywood Ten, a group of blacklisted film industry professionals who served time in prison for being in contempt of Congress during the McCarthy era red scare. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


Following Crossfire, Robert Mitchum starred in what was arguably the definitive film of his career, Out of the Past (aka Build My Gallows High), directed by Jacques Tourneur and benefiting from the cinematography of Nicholas Musuraca. Mitchum played Jeff Markham, a small-town gas station owner whose unfinished business with gambler Whit Sterling (Kirk Douglas) and one of the most memorable of all femmes fatales, Kathie Moffett (Jane Greer), comes back to haunt him. Though the film was ignored by most critics upon its release, the film was a modest box office hit and has steadily gained the highest critical praise from both film journalists and filmmakers since its release. Mitchum was photographed again by Musuraca in the Robert Wise "psychological western" Blood on the Moon the following year. This article is about the 1947 film; there was also a 1998 documentary of the same name. ... Jacques Tourneur, born November 12, 1904 – died December 19, 1977, was a French film director. ... Italian-born cinematographer Nicholas Musuraca (October 25, 1892 - September 3, 1975) began his film career as the chauffeur for silent-movie producer J. Stuart Blackton. ... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an iconic American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. ... Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947). ... Robert Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was a sound effects editor, film editor, and Academy Award-winning American film producer and director. ... DVD cover of the French release of Blood on the Moon Blood on the Moon is an RKO black-and-white 1948 psychological western directed by Robert Wise with cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca. ...


Mitchum's cynical, mischievous attitude continued through adulthood and led him to shrug off fame as a fluke. On the set, he often played pranks on fellow actors and crew. His expulsion from 1955's Blood Alley is frequently attributed to his pranks, especially one in which he reportedly threw the film's transportation manager into San Francisco Bay. On September 1, 1948, after a string of successful films for RKO, he and actress Lila Leeds were arrested for possession of marijuana. The arrest was the result of a sting operation designed to capture other Hollywood partiers as well, but Mitchum and Leeds did not receive the tip-off. Mitchum spent 60 days at a Castaic, California, prison farm, with Life right there snapping photos of him mopping up in his prison uniform.[1] The arrest became the inspiration for the exploitation film She Shoulda Said No! (1949), which starred Leeds. The arrest did little to affect Mitchum's career in the long term, but was seen as an embarrassment by his studio, who ordered Mitchum to clean up his act. The conviction was later overturned by the Los Angeles court and District Attorney's office on January 31, 1951, with the following statement, after it was exposed as a set-up. The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... Blood Alley is a 1955 seafaring adventure movie starring John Wayne and Lauren Bacall. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lila Leeds (born Lila Lee Wilkinson January 28, 1928 in Dodge City, Kansas, USA) is an American film actress. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... Castaic, California (2000 Census population 22,173 in the 91384 ZIP Code) is an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, USA. It lies north of Santa Clarita in Castaic Canyon, a few miles from the Santa Clarita Valley and Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. ... A Prison farm is a large correctional facility where hard labor convicts are put to productive use, usually for manual labor, largely in open air, such as in agriculture, logging, quarrying etcetera. ... A cover of Life Magazine from 1911 Life has been the name of two notable magazines published in the United States. ... She Shoulda Said No! (also known as Wild Weed; Marijuana, the Devils Weed; The Story of Lila Leeds and Her Exposé of the Marijuana Racket; and The Devils Weed) is a 1949 exploitation film in the spirit of morality tales such as Reefer Madness and Marihuana. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"After an exhaustive investigation of the evidence and testimony presented at the trial, the court orders that the verdict of guilty be set aside and that a plea of not guilty be entered and that the information or complaint be dismissed."


Despite troubles with the law and his studio, the films released immediately after his arrest were box-office hits. Rachel and the Stranger (1948) featured Mitchum in a supporting role as a mountain man interested in gaining the hand of Loretta Young, the indentured servant and wife of William Holden, while the John Steinbeck adaptation The Red Pony as a trusted cowhand to a ranching family. Rachel and the Stranger was a black-and-white 1948 western film starring Loretta Young, William Holden, and Robert Mitchum. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... Loretta Young in 1935 Loretta Young (January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... William Holden (April 17, 1918 – ca. ... John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. ... The Red Pony is a short 100-page, four-chapter story written by John Steinbeck in 1933. ...


Robert Mitchum returned to true film noir in 1949's The Big Steal, pairing Mitchum and Jane Greer once again in an early Don Siegel film. In Where Danger Lives (1950) he played a doctor who comes between a mentally unbalanced Faith Domergue and cuckolded Claude Rains. The Racket was a noir remake of the early crime drama The Racket and featured Mitchum as a police captain fighting corruption in his precinct. The Josef von Sternberg film Macao (1952) saw Mitchum a victim of mistaken identity at an exotic resort casino, playing opposite Jane Russell. Otto Preminger's Angel Face saw the first of three collaborations between Mitchum and British stage actress Jean Simmons. In the film, Simmons plays an insane heiress who plans to use young ambulance driver Mitchum to kill for her. See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... The Big Steal is a 1949 black-and-white film noir/comedy reteaming Out of the Past stars Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. ... Don Siegel (October 26, 1912 - April 20, 1991) was an influential American film director. ... Faith Domergue (June 16, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana - April 4, 1999 in Santa Barbara, California) was a film actress. ... Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 – May 30, 1967) was a British-born theatre and film actor, who later held American citizenship, best known for his many roles in Hollywood films. ... Robert Mitchum as Police Captain Thomas McQuigg in The Racket The Racket is a remake of the 1928 film of the same name. ... The Racket was one of the first films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture (then called Best Picture, Production) in 1927. ... Josef von Sternberg (29 May 1894 – 22 December 1969) was an Austrian-American film director. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... With Bob Hope in 1944. ... Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906 – April 23, 1986) was a film director. ... Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in Angel Face Angel Face is a 1952 black-and-white film shot in the film noir style. ... Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in Angel Face Jean Merilyn Simmons (born January 31, 1929 in Crouch Hill, London, England, United Kingdom) is a British actress. ...


Career in the '50s and '60s

Though Mitchum would continue to star in a number of crime dramas, some classified within the film noir genre, 1955 marked his last true noir outing and his first film as a freelance actor, the Charles Laughton helmed The Night of the Hunter. Many considered this to be Mitchum's best performance. Following a series of conventional westerns and films noir, including the Marilyn Monroe vehicle River of No Return (1954), The Night of the Hunter would become one of the landmark films of the decade. Based on a novel by Davis Grubb, the film noir thriller starred Mitchum as a psychotic criminal posing as a preacher to find money hidden by his cellmate in the cellmate's home. The film remains one of the most chilling and suspenseful thrillers of the decade, though it was a critical and commercial failure upon its first release. While The Night of the Hunter was a box office flop which went on to become critically acclaimed decades afterward, Stanley Kramer's melodrama Not as a Stranger, also released in 1955, was a box office hit for Mitchum, which has been largely forgotten today. The film starred Mitchum against type, as an idealistic young doctor, who marries an older nurse (Olivia de Havilland), only to question his morality many years later. However, the film was not critically acclaimed, especially since Mitchum, Frank Sinatra and Lee Marvin were all too old for their characters. This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 film noir based on the novel by Davis Grubb. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe award winning Jewish-American actress, model and sex symbol. ... The movie River of No Return is a classic gem starring two of the silver screens greats stars Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... Davis Grubb (July 23, 1919 - July 24, 1980) was an American novelist and short story writer. ... Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) was a Jewish-American film director and producer. ... Not as a Stranger was a 1954 novel written by Morton Thompson. ... Olivia Mary de Havilland (born July 1, 1916) is a two-time Academy Award winning actress in American motion pictures and is the last surviving principal cast member from Gone with the Wind. ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ...


Following a succession of average westerns and the poorly received Foreign Intrigue (1956), Mitchum starred in the first of three screen collaborations with British actress Deborah Kerr. The intriguing John Huston war drama Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison starred Mitchum as a marine corporal shipwrecked on a Pacific Island only to discover his sole companion is a nun, Sister Angela (Deborah Kerr). The character study centers on the relationship between the two as they fight for survival from the elements and the invading Japanese army. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. For his role, Mitchum was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor. Mitchum and Kerr were paired again in 1960, first for the critically acclaimed Fred Zinnemann film, The Sundowners, where they played husband and wife struggling in Depression-era Australia. Opposite Mitchum, Kerr was nominated for yet another Academy Award for Best Actress, while the film was nominated for a total of five Oscars. Robert Mitchum was awarded that year's National Board of Review award for Best Actor for his performance. The award also recognized his superior performance in the Vincente Minnelli western drama Home from the Hill. He was teamed with both Kerr and previous leading lady Jean Simmons as well as Cary Grant for the extremely offbeat Stanley Donen ensemble comedy The Grass Is Greener the same year. The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... Deborah Kerr, CBE (September 30, 1921 – October 16, 2007) was a Golden Globe Award-winning Scottish actress who was also awarded an honorary Academy Award and BAFTA recognition. ... John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director and actor. ... This article is about the 1957 film. ... Deborah Kerr, CBE (September 30, 1921 – October 16, 2007) was a Golden Globe Award-winning Scottish actress who was also awarded an honorary Academy Award and BAFTA recognition. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... Fred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907–March 14, 1997) was an Austrian-American film director. ... The Sundowners is a 1960 film that tells the story of an Australian outback family torn between the fathers desires to continue his nomadic sheep-herding ways and the wife and sons desire to settle down in one place. ... The Great Depression was a global economic slump that began in 1929 and bottomed in 1933. ... The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George McClennans revocation of moving-picture exhibition licenses on Christmas Eve 1908. ... Vincente Minnelli (February 28, 1903 – July 25, 1986) was a famous Hollywood director and accomplished stage director, often considered by critics to be the father of the modern musical. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ... Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in Angel Face Jean Merilyn Simmons (born January 31, 1929 in Crouch Hill, London, England, United Kingdom) is a British actress. ... This article is about the British actor. ... Stanley Donen (born April 13, 1924) is an American film director and choreographer hailed by David Quinlan as the King of the Hollywood musicals. His most famous work is Singin in the Rain, which he co-directed with Gene Kelly. ... The Grass Is Greener is a 1960 comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and featuring an ensemble cast consisting of screen veterans Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Jean Simmons. ...


Mitchum's performance as the menacing southern rapist Max Cady in 1962's Cape Fear brought him even more attention and furthered his renown as playing cool, predatory characters. The 1960s were marked by a number of lesser films and missed opportunities. Among the films Mitchum passed on during the decade was John Huston's The Misfits, the last film of its stars Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe, the Academy Award-winning Patton, and Clint Eastwood's breakthrough film Dirty Harry. The most notable of his films later in the decade included the war epics The Longest Day (1962) and Anzio (1968), the Shirley MacLaine comedy-musical What a Way to Go! (1964), and the Howard Hawks western El Dorado (1966), a remake of Rio Bravo (1959), in which Mitchum took over Dean Martin's role of the drunk who comes to the aid of John Wayne. // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director and actor. ... The Misfits is a 1961 American film, written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, and Thelma Ritter. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe award winning Jewish-American actress, model and sex symbol. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Patton is a 1970 epic biographical film which tells the story of General George S. Pattons commands during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, and Karl Michael Vogler. ... This article is about the actor/producer/director. ... For other uses, see Dirty Harry (disambiguation). ... The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long 1962 war film with a very large cast, based on the 1959 book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II. // The movie was adapted by Romain Gary, James... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actress, well-known not only for her acting, but for her devotion to her belief in reincarnation. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Summary What A Way To Go! (1964) is one of those movies that came out of the happy-fun Hollywood era of the Rat Pack years, where a popular type of movie promised escape into naive plots that exclusively focused on the themes of love and sex in fluffy, brightly... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and writer of the classic Hollywood era. ... El Dorado is a 1966 western movie, released by Paramount Pictures, directed by Howard Hawks, and written by Leigh Brackett based on the novel The Stars in Their Courses by Harry Brown. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... This article is about the river that empties into the Gulf of Mexico. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti, June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian American singer, film actor, and comedian. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ...


Music Career

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One of the lesser known aspects of Robert Mitchum's career was his forays into music. His voice had long been used instead of the professional singers when characters portrayed by Mitchum sang in his films. Notable productions featuring Mitchum's own singing voice included Rachel and the Stranger (1948), River of No Return (1954) and The Night of the Hunter (1955). After hearing traditional calypso music and meeting artists such as Mighty Sparrow and Lord Invader while filming Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison in the Caribbean island of Tobago, he recorded Calypso — Is Like So . . . in March of 1957. On the album, released through Capitol Records, he emulated the calypso sound and style, even adopting the style's unique pronunciations and slang. A year later he recorded a song he had written for the film Thunder Road, titled "The Ballad of Thunder Road." The country-styled song became a modest hit for Mitchum, reaching #69 on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart. The song was included as a bonus track on a successful reissue of Calypso. . . and helped market the film to a wider audience. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Rachel and the Stranger was a black-and-white 1948 western film starring Loretta Young, William Holden, and Robert Mitchum. ... The movie River of No Return is a classic gem starring two of the silver screens greats stars Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. ... The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 film noir based on the novel by Davis Grubb. ... Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in Trinidad at about the start of the 20th century. ... Mighty Sparrow (real name Slinger Francisco) is a Calypso singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Rupert Grant, more commonly known as Lord Invader, was a prominent calypsonian with a very distinctive, gravelly voice. ... This article is about the 1957 film. ... Map of Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea (pronounced or ) is a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. ... Castara village beach looking south, Tobago Tobago is the smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... See also: 1956 in music, other events of 1957, 1958 in music and the list of years in music // January 5 - Renato Carosone and his band start their American tour in Cuba. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Thunder Road is the title of a 1958 movie about running moonshine in the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee in the early 1950s. ... The Ballad of Thunder Road is a song written by actor Robert Mitchum in 1957. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


Though Mitchum continued to use his singing voice in his film work, he waited until 1967 to record his follow-up record, That Man, Robert Mitchum, Sings. The album, released by Nashville-based Monument Records, took him further into country music, and featured songs similar to The Ballad of Thunder Road. "Little Old Wine Drinker Me," the first single, was a top ten hit at country radio, reaching #9 there, and crossed over onto mainstream radio, where it peaked at #96. Its follow-up, "You Deserve Each Other," also charted on the Billboard Country Singles Chart.

The year 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from Small Faces Itchycoo Park,The Doors (The Doors, Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow, After Bathing at Baxters), the Beatles Sgt. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... Monument Records was a record label founded in 1958 by Fred Foster and Bob Moore. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Hot Country Singles & Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...


Later Career and Death

Robert Mitchum made a departure from his typical screen persona with the David Lean classic Ryan's Daughter in 1970. In the critically acclaimed film, he starred as Charles Shaughnessy, a mild-mannered schoolmaster in World War I era Ireland. Though the film was nominated for four Academy Awards (winning two) and Mitchum was much publicized as a contender for a Best Actor nomination, he was passed over. George C. Scott won the award for his performance in Patton, a project which Mitchum had passed over for Ryan's Daughter. Sir David Lean, KBE (March 25, 1908 – April 16, 1991) was an English film director and producer, best remembered for big-screen epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Doctor Zhivago . ... Ryans Daughter is David Leans 1970 film which tells the story of an Irish girl who has an affair with a British soldier during World War I, despite opposition from her nationalist neighbours. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 - September 22, 1999) was a stage and film actor, director, and producer. ... Patton is a 1970 epic biographical film which tells the story of General George S. Pattons commands during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, and Karl Michael Vogler. ...


The 1970s, however, saw Mitchum in a number of well-received crime dramas. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) saw the actor playing an aging Boston hoodlum caught between the Feds and his criminal friends. Sydney Pollack's The Yakuza (1975) transplanted the typical film noir story arc to the Japanese underworld. Mitchum's stint as an aging Philip Marlowe in the Raymond Chandler adaptation, Farewell, My Lovely (1975), was well-received by audiences and critics. He also appeared in 1976's Midway, about the World War II battle of the same name. Reprising the Marlowe role in 1978's The Big Sleep proved a mistake, however, as Michael Winner took the film at once closer to the source material and farther away from its spirit and context, setting the film in modern day London. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a film starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, and Alex Rocco. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... Sydney Pollack (born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... A powerful film written by Paul Schrader and Robert Towne and directed by Sydney Pollack, The Yakuza takes an in depth look at Japan as seen from western eyes. ... // January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Ed Bishop had the title role in BBC Radios The Adventures of Philip Marlowe. ... For other persons named Raymond Chandler, see Raymond Chandler (disambiguation). ... Farewell, my Lovely, by Susie Cornfield, (published by Garret Books, London UK) is a collection of tails and tributes to much-loved, departed pets, including the author’s own Brains the MagnifiCat The book features stories from Jilly Cooper, David Blunkett and Ann Widdecombe and a foreword from the Daily... Midway is a 1976 war film made by the Mirisch Corporation and released by Universal Pictures . ... The Big Sleep (1978) was the second movie version of Raymond Chandlers 1939 novel of the same name. ... Michael Winner (born 30 October 1935) is an English film director and producer, active in both Europe and the United States, also known as a food critic for the Sunday Times. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


1982 saw Mitchum on-location in Scranton, Pennsylvania, playing Coach Delaney in the film adaptation of playwright/actor Jason Miller's 1973 Pulitzer Prize winning play That Championship Season. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Scranton redirects here. ... Jason Miller, (April 22, 1939 – May 13, 2001) born John Anthony Miller in Queens, New York, USA to a Catholic family, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright and actor. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... That Championsip Season (1982) is Jason Millers screen version of his 1973 Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play of the same name. ...


Robert Mitchum expanded into the medium of television with the 1983 miniseries The Winds of War. The big-budget Herman Wouk adaptation aired on ABC and starred Mitchum as "Pug" Henry, a naval officer and examined the events leading up to America's involvement in World War II. He followed it in 1988 with War and Remembrance, which followed America through the war. The same year, he returned to the big screen for a memorable supporting role in the Bill Murray A Christmas Carol interpolation, Scrooged. // February 8 - Minipops premieres on Channel 4 in the UK. Though a ratings success, it is canceled after the first series due to heavy media criticism. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... The Winds of War was best-selling novellist Herman Wouks second book about World War II, the first being The Caine Mutiny (1951). ... Herman Wouk (May 27, 1915 —) is a bestselling American author with a number of notable novels to his credit, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This is a list of television-related events in 1988. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-winning American comedian and actor. ... A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (commonly known as A Christmas Carol ) is what Charles Dickens described as his little Christmas Book and was first published on December 19, 1843 with illustrations by John Leech. ... Scrooged is a hit 1988 comedy film based on Charles Dickens classic story, A Christmas Carol. ...


Though Mitchum continued to appear in films throughout the 1990s, such as Tombstone and Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, the actor gradually slowed his workrate. His last film appearance was in the television biopic, James Dean: Race with Destiny. His last starring role had been in the 1995 Norwegian movie Pakten, a final nod to his Norwegian ancestry. He died on July 1, 1997, in Santa Barbara, California, due to complications of lung cancer and emphysema. He was survived by his wife, Dorothy Mitchum, and actor sons, James Mitchum, Christopher Mitchum, and daughter Petrina (Trina) Mitchum. His grandchildren, Bentley Mitchum and Carrie Mitchum, are also actors, as was his younger brother John Mitchum,who died in 2001. In 1991, he won a lifetime achievement award from the National Board of Review and the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Golden Globe Awards in 1992. It had been widely predicted for at least a decade that his eventual death would spark a huge fascination with his film canon, but James Stewart died the very next day, immediately eclipsing Mitchum's death in the mainstream media. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Tombstone is a 1993 Western movie written by Kevin Jarre and directed by George P. Cosmatos. ... Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch (born January 22, 1953 in Akron, Ohio) is a noted American independent film director. ... Dead Man is a 1995 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. ... A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ... Pakten (English title: Waiting for Sunset); is a 1995 Norwegian film, directed by Leidulv Risan. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - City 111. ... Lung cancer is the malignant transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for 1. ... Christopher Mitchum (born October 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is the second son of Robert Mitchum. ... Bentley Mitchum is a popular English actor who has appeared in about 30 films. ... John Mitchum (1919 - 2001),was an American actor in films and later TV from the 1940s. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George McClennans revocation of moving-picture exhibition licenses on Christmas Eve 1908. ... The Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures has been given annually since 1952 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Golden Globe Award ceremonies in Hollywood, California. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ...


Regardless, Mitchum is today venerated by critics as one of the finest actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Noted critic Roger Ebert called him 'the soul of Film Noir'. Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ...


Mitchum was featured in www.filmcow.com's animated short "The Cloak." Mitchum's dismembered head follows around a grim reaper-type character, trying to rid the world of communists.


Filmography

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Weve Never Been Licked is a 1943 propaganda film. ... Corvette K -225 is a 1943 film starring Randolph Scott. ... This is a chronological filmography of all films featuring the character Hopalong Cassidy, always played by actor William Boyd, annotated with film producer / film distributor. ... This is a chronological filmography of all films featuring the character Hopalong Cassidy, always played by actor William Boyd, annotated with film producer / film distributor. ... The Dancing Masters is a 1943 Laurel and Hardy feature film. ... This is a chronological filmography of all films featuring the character Hopalong Cassidy, always played by actor William Boyd, annotated with film producer / film distributor. ... Gung Ho! (full title: Gung Ho!: The Story of Carlsons Makin Island Raiders) is a 1943 war film starring Randolph Scott. ... // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... When Strangers Marry is a 1944 suspense film directed by William Castle. ... The Ruptured Duck, which was the bomber depicted in the movie Nose-art of the Ruptured Duck Thirty Seconds over Tokyo is a 1944 film based on a 1943 book by Ted W. Lawson. ... Nevada is a 1944 western movie based on a Zane Grey novel and starring a 27-year-old Robert Mitchum, with Anne Jeffreys and Guinn Big Boy Williams in supporting roles. ... The Story of G.I. Joe is a war film released in 1945. ... // Paramount Studios releases theatrical short cartoon titled The Friendly Ghost, featuring ghost named Casper With Rossellinis Roma Città aperta, Italian neorealist cinema begins. ... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... Undercurrent is a 1946 film drama directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... Pursued is a 1947 film noir starring Robert Mitchum, with support by Teresa Wright, Judith Anderson, and Dean Jagger. ... The year 1947 in film involved some significant events. ... Crossfire is a 1947 film which dealt with the theme of anti-semitism, as did that years Academy Award for Best Picture winner, Gentlemans Agreement. ... This article is about the 1947 film; there was also a 1998 documentary of the same name. ... Rachel and the Stranger was a black-and-white 1948 western film starring Loretta Young, William Holden, and Robert Mitchum. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... DVD cover of the French release of Blood on the Moon Blood on the Moon is an RKO black-and-white 1948 psychological western directed by Robert Wise with cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca. ... The Red Pony is a short 100-page, four-chapter story written by John Steinbeck in 1933. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... The Big Steal is a 1949 black-and-white film noir/comedy reteaming Out of the Past stars Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. ... Holiday Affair is a black-and-white 1949 romantic comedy film starring Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh. ... Where Danger Lives is a 1950 film drama directed by John Farrow. ... See also: 1949 in film 1950 1951 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios animated film Cinderella debuts. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... His Kind of Woman is a black-and-white 1951 film noir mystery film starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell. ... Robert Mitchum as Police Captain Thomas McQuigg in The Racket The Racket is a remake of the 1928 film of the same name. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... One Minute to Zero is a 1952 romantic war film starring Robert Mitchum and Ann Blyth. ... The Lusty Men is a 1952 western film made by Wald-Krasna productions and RKO Radio Pictures. ... Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in Angel Face Angel Face is a 1952 black-and-white film shot in the film noir style. ... White Witch Doctor is a 1953 adventure film made by 20th Century Fox. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... Second Chance is a 1953 thriller film directed by Rudolph Maté starring Robert Mitchum, Jack Palance, and Linda Darnell. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... The movie River of No Return is a classic gem starring two of the silver screens greats stars Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. ... Track of the Cat is a 1949 adventure novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, which was adapted into the 1954 William A. Wellman film starring Robert Mitchum and Teresa Wright. ... Not as a Stranger was a 1954 novel written by Morton Thompson. ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 film noir based on the novel by Davis Grubb. ... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is about the 1957 film. ... The year 1957 in film involved some significant events. ... Fire Down Below is a 1957 drama starring Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon and Robert Mitchum. ... The Enemy Below is a 1957 film which tells the story of battle between the captain of an American destroyer escort and the commander of a German submarine during World War II. It stars Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison and Theodore Bikel. ... Thunder Road is the title of a 1958 movie about running moonshine in the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee in the early 1950s. ... // Events February 16- In the Money is released on this date. ... The Hunters is a 1958 film adapted from the novel The Hunters by James Salter. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Home from the Hill is a 1960 film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton, Everett Sloane, and Luana Patten. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... The Sundowners is a 1960 film that tells the story of an Australian outback family torn between the fathers desires to continue his nomadic sheep-herding ways and the wife and sons desire to settle down in one place. ... The Grass Is Greener is a 1960 comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and featuring an ensemble cast consisting of screen veterans Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Jean Simmons. ... The Last Time I Saw Archie is a 1961 comedy film set in the waning days of World War II. Robert Mitchum stars as a lazy, scheming American soldier. ... The year 1961 in film involved some significant events. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long 1962 war film with a very large cast, based on the 1959 book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II. // The movie was adapted by Romain Gary, James... Two for the Seesaw is a 1962 drama film, directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... Summary What A Way To Go! (1964) is one of those movies that came out of the happy-fun Hollywood era of the Rat Pack years, where a popular type of movie promised escape into naive plots that exclusively focused on the themes of love and sex in fluffy, brightly... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... El Dorado is a 1966 western movie, released by Paramount Pictures, directed by Howard Hawks, and written by Leigh Brackett based on the novel The Stars in Their Courses by Harry Brown. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... The Way West is a 1967 epic western film based on the novel by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. ... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... 5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western, released by Paramount Pictures. ... Secret Ceremony is a 1968 film, produced in Britain and released by Universal Pictures. ... Young Billy Young is a 1969 western movie starring Robert Mitchum and featuring Angie Dickinson, Robert Walker, Jr. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... Ryans Daughter is David Leans 1970 film which tells the story of an Irish girl who has an affair with a British soldier during World War I, despite opposition from her nationalist neighbours. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... The Wrath of God is an offbeat Western genre film released in 1972 and starring Robert Mitchum, Frank Langella, Rita Hayworth and Victor Buono. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a film starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, and Alex Rocco. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... A powerful film written by Paul Schrader and Robert Towne and directed by Sydney Pollack, The Yakuza takes an in depth look at Japan as seen from western eyes. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... {{Infobox Film | name = Farewell, My Lovely | image = Farewell_1975_film_tie-in. ... // January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Midway is a 1976 war film made by the Mirisch Corporation and released by Universal Pictures . ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... The Last Tycoon (1976), is a film based upon the novel The Last Tycoon (now known as The Love of the Last Tycoon) by F. Scott Fitzgerald. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... The Big Sleep (1978) was the second movie version of Raymond Chandlers 1939 novel of the same name. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... That Championsip Season (1982) is Jason Millers screen version of his 1973 Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play of the same name. ... // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ... The Ambassador is a 1984 American thriller film directed by J. Lee Thompson and stars Ellen Burstyn and Rock Hudson. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... Scrooged is a hit 1988 comedy film based on Charles Dickens classic story, A Christmas Carol. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... Cape Fear is a 1991 film, directed by Martin Scorsese. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Tombstone is a 1993 Western movie written by Kevin Jarre and directed by George P. Cosmatos. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Dead Man is a 1995 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ...

Short Subjects

  • The Magic of Make-up (1942)
  • Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Goes to Bat (1950)
  • Waiting for the Wind (1990)

See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... See also: 1949 in film 1950 1951 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios animated film Cinderella debuts. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ...

Discography

Albums

See also: 1956 in music, other events of 1957, 1958 in music and the list of years in music // January 5 - Renato Carosone and his band start their American tour in Cuba. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... The year 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from Small Faces Itchycoo Park,The Doors (The Doors, Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow, After Bathing at Baxters), the Beatles Sgt. ... Monument Records was a record label founded in 1958 by Fred Foster and Bob Moore. ...

Singles

The Ballad of Thunder Road is a song written by actor Robert Mitchum in 1957. ... See also: 1957 in music, other events of 1958, 1959 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Little Richard begins attending classes at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama February 14 - The Iranian government bans rock & roll because they claim that the form... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The year 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from Small Faces Itchycoo Park,The Doors (The Doors, Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow, After Bathing at Baxters), the Beatles Sgt. ... Monument Records was a record label founded in 1958 by Fred Foster and Bob Moore. ... Hot Country Singles & Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...

References and further reading

  • Lee Server (2001). Robert Mitchum: "Baby, I don't care". New York: St Martin's. ISBN 0-312-26206-X. 
  • Mike Tomkies The Robert Mitchum Story, "It Sure Beats Working" Ballantine Books, 1972, ISBN 0-345-23484-7
  • John Mitchum Them Ornery Mitchum Boys, The Adventures of Robert and John Mitchum, Creatures at Large, 1989, ISBN 0-940064-07-3
  • TCM Film Guide, "Leading Men: The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era", Chronicle Books, San Francisco, California, 2006, ISBN 0811854671

Lee Server is an American writer. ... Mike Tomkies The Wilderness Man (born May 25, 1928), is a British nature writer. ... John Mitchum (1919 - 2001),was an American actor in films and later TV from the 1940s. ...

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NAME Mitchum, Robert
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Mitchum, Robert Charles Durman
SHORT DESCRIPTION American film actor and singer
DATE OF BIRTH August 6, 1917
PLACE OF BIRTH Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
DATE OF DEATH July 1, 1997
PLACE OF DEATH Santa Barbara, California, U.S.

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Robert Mitchum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2877 words)
Mitchum is largely remembered for his starring roles in several major works of the film noir genre, and is considered a forerunner of the antiheroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and '60s.
Robert Mitchum was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on August 6, 1917 to shipyard and railroad worker James Thomas Mitchum and Ann Gunderson Mitchum, a Norwegian immigrant and sea captain's daughter.
James Mitchum was crushed to death in a shipyard accident when Mitchum was eighteen months old, leaving Ann to find work as a linotype operator at a newspaper.
Robert Mitchum | Biography (1917-1997) (833 words)
He was born Robert Charles Duran Mitchum in Bridgeport, CT, and as a boy was frequently in trouble, behaviour that was perhaps related to his father's death when Mitchum was quite young.
In 1955, Mitchum played one of his most famous and disturbing villains, the psychotic evangelist Reverend Harry Powell, in Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter, a film that was a critical and box-office flop in its first release, but has since become a classic.
Mitchum claimed he was framed and later his case was overturned and his record cleared.
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