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This retrospective of Robert Mitchum begins with his troubled childhood and unconventional development, his beginnings as a bad guy in B-Westerns during the early 40s, his breakthrough role in "The Story of G. I. Joe," his early stardom at RKO, his controversial arrest on marijuana possession charges, and his emergence as a superstar. Mitchum himself discusses his attitude toward his celebrity and career with a complete lack of pretension. Film clips from some of his notable films are seen along with interviews with brother John, son Chris, friends, and co-workers.Written by
There's tremendous danger in Bob's face and physical presence. There's an unpredictability and there's a don't mess with me, and you never never know which part of that personality is going to surface.
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Polly Bergen, Anthony Caruso, Edward Dmytryk, Jane Greer, Deborah Kerr, Ali Mac Graw, Sarah Miles and Sydney Pollack are jointed by Robert Mitchum himself to discuss the actor on and off the screen.
At just a hour there's certainly nothing ground-breaking here but what makes this film (and the series) so special is that we've got so many legends on hand and of course most of them are no longer with us. This series is great because we get to see these legends talk about Mitchum but then we have the man himself talking about his early life, how he got into the movies and he also goes into detail about some of the people he worked with as well as the movies he made.
If you're a fan of Mitchum then you'll certainly want to watch this as the interviews are really great and there's no question that the star is a lot more open here than in the now notorious Turner Classic Movies interview. Mitchum talks about his early life, his most famous movies and even his now legendary arrest.
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