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Robert Mitchum: The Signature Collection
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Robert Mitchum: The Signature Collection

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Director: Burt Kennedy, Fred Zinnemann, Josef von Sternberg, Otto Preminger

Cast: Burt Kennedy, Fred Zinnemann, Josef von Sternberg, Otto Preminger

 
Jean Simmons' fascinating interpretation of an uncharacteristic role is the main drawing card of Otto Preminger's Angel Face. The daughter of Charles Treymayne (Herbert Marshall), who remarried a wealthy woman (Barbara O'Neil), Diane Treymayne's (Simmons) angelic countenance masks an unbridled psychotic who'll let nothing stand in the way of her happiness.

Overview

Jean Simmons' fascinating interpretation of an uncharacteristic role is the main drawing card of Otto Preminger's Angel Face. The daughter of Charles Treymayne (Herbert Marshall), who remarried a wealthy woman (Barbara O'Neil), Diane Treymayne's (Simmons) angelic countenance masks an unbridled psychotic who'll let nothing stand in the way of her happiness. Diane arranges for Catherine's death, making it look like an auto accident. Coveting family chauffeur Frank Jessup (Robert Mitchum), Diane steals Frank away from his sweetheart Mary (Mona Freeman) and forces him to become her spiritual accomplice in her stepmother's murder. And when Diane finally realizes that she'll never, ever, be able to hold Frank, she... well, enough said. If Angel Face doesn't look like a typical early-1950s RKO Radio film, it may be because its director was borrowed from 20th Century-Fox, and its cinematographer (Harry Stradling) was a loan-out from Sam Goldwyn.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Laconic, languorous Robert Mitchum might seem like one of the screen's most unlikely sex symbols. But his sleepy eyes and catlike grace weren't lost on female filmgoers, whose patronage made him a top star in the '40s and '50s. Men liked Mitchum, too; he may have moved slowly, but each movement bespoke rugged virility and supreme self-confidence. This six-disc box set doesn't hit on the most iconic of his films, but it has its treasures. Mitchum worked with top directors and costars: Macao (1952), a Josef von Sternberg-directed adventure with an exotic locale, features the alluring Jane Russell, a frequent Mitchum costar; Otto Preminger's drama Angel Face (also '52), casts Mitchum as an ambulance driver involved with Jean Simmons; Vincente Minnelli's florid but engaging Home from the Hill ('60) casts Mitchum as a southern landowner with two unruly sons and a dissatisfied wife. The most rewarding film in the set, though, is The Sundowners ('60), Fred Zinnemann's superb drama about a family of Australian sheepherders that unites Mitchum with Deborah Kerr and Peter Ustinov, and offers the star one of his most offbeat roles. Of the collection's two latter-day films, Sydney Pollack's The Yakuza ('75) remains of interest for an early taste of Paul Schrader's screenwriting, which transfers film noir conventions to the criminal environment of Japan. The Good Guys and the Bad Guys ('69) is a western played for laughs, far different in character than such Mitchum classics as The River of No Return or Pursued.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/2007
UPC:
0085391113492
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
10:58:00

Special Features

Vintage featurettes on selected titles; Commentaries by Jane Russell (Macao) and Sydney Pollack (The Yakuza); Private Screenings Mitchum/Russell interview on Macao

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Mitchum Primary Artist,Capt. Wade Hunnicutt,Flagg,Frank Jessup,Harry Kilmer,Nick Cochran,Paddy Cannody
Deborah Kerr Ida Carmody
Eleanor Parker Hannah Hunnicutt
George Kennedy McKay
Jane Russell Julie Benson
Jean Simmons Diane Tremayne
Ken Takakura Ken Tanaka
Brian Keith George Tanner
David Carradine Waco
George Peppard Rafe Copley
Mona Freeman Mary Wilton
Peter Ustinov Rupert Venneker
William Bendix Lawrence Trumble
George Hamilton Theron Hunnicutt
Glynis Johns Mrs. Firth
Herb Edelman Wheat
Herbert Marshall Charles Tremayne
Martin Balsam Mayor Wilker
Thomas Gomez Lt. Sebastian
Dina Merrill Jean Halstead
Everett Sloane Albert Halstead
Gloria Grahame Margie
Leon Ames Fred Barrett
Richard Jordan Dusty
Tina Louise Carmel

Technical Credits
Burt Kennedy Director
Fred Zinnemann Director
Josef von Sternberg Director
Otto Preminger Director
Sydney Pollack Director
Vincente Minnelli Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Robert Mitchum: The Signature Collection - Angel Face
1. Credits [1:13]
2. Ambulance Call [4:35]
3. Switching Dates [4:11]
4. Asking Questions [3:45]
5. Girl Talk [4:18]
6. Another Man in the House [4:15]
7. Before I Met You [5:29]
8. You Don't Know Her [3:49]
9. Innocent Bystander [5:12]
10. What's the Score? [2:53]
11. A Kind of Love [6:28]
12. Auto Accident [3:26]
13. Hire a Lawyer [2:56]
14. Unhappily Married [5:35]
15. Two on Trial [6:24]
16. Summations and Verdict [4:09]
17. Diane's Bet [4:39]
18. What Mary Wants [3:03]
19. Alone [4:01]
20. Double Jeopardy [5:41]
21. Reverse Ending [5:03]
Disc #2 -- Robert Mitchum: The Signature Collection - Macao
1. Credits [1:21]
2. Knife in the Back [2:51]
3. Getting Physical [3:01]
4. Enjoy the View? [3:37]
5. Depending on Lady Luck [5:10]
6. Halloran Gets the Picture [3:04]
7. Telltale Bill [4:29]
8. Working Girl [3:42]
9. No Room for Nick [2:45]
10. You Kill Me [3:07]
11. Pressing His Luck [2:47]
12. Sampan Interlude [5:53]
13. Illegitimate Business [2:35]
14. Key to the Jewels [3:57]
15. Never Touch the Stuff [1:59]
16. Cheap Police Trick [3:25]
17. Something Went Wrong [2:44]
18. Warden in a Negligee [5:27]
19. One for My Baby [3:52]
20. Out for an Airing [4:05]
21. Trumble's Dying Words [2:47]
22. Helpful Girl Companions [4:23]
23. Three-Mile Limit [3:32]
Disc #3 -- Robert Mitchum: The Signature Collection - Home From the Hill
1. Credits [1:52]
2. Hunting Accident [4:18]
3. Anything to Stay Home For [5:40]
4. Theron's First Hunt [4:15]
5. A Little Local Humor [2:29]
6. Mama's Boy or Man? [5:16]
7. Mine From Now On [2:51]
8. Under Rafe's Wing [3:50]
9. School Dropout [3:47]
10. Boar's His Dish [2:33]
11. Instructions [4:02]
12. Hunt Casualties [4:38]
13. Theron's Trophy [5:07]
14. Getting Theron a Date [5:19]
15. Your Kind Not Wanted [3:02]
16. Unlock Your Door [4:50]
17. Theron's Visitor [3:37]
18. Attic Confession [4:33]
19. Reprobates Field [2:32]
20. Alone Together [4:53]
21. Bitter Truth [5:03]
22. The Payoff [5:11]
23. Brother's Keeper [5:50]
24. No Father to Me [3:08]
25. What Else You Got? [2:39]
26. Pulled in Half [4:29]
27. Halstead's Visit [4:59]
28. Rafe and Libby [6:14]
29. Newlyweds [3:20]
30. Stay [5:22]
31. Filthy Lie [3:17]
32. Forgiveness Each Day [5:00]
33. Shot in His Den [5:17]
34. Hunting a Killer [3:17]
35. Same Way You Did [2:59]
36. Two Fine Sons [4:01]
Disc #4 -- Robert Mitchum: The Signature Collection - The Sundowners
1. Credits [2:35]
2. Appreciation [2:29]
3. What Home Looks Like [2:24]
4. The Bite on Venneker [3:29]
5. Hoisting a Few - and Paddy [5:08]
6. New Drover [4:27]
7. Setting Out [3:49]
8. Soulmates [1:57]
9. Dingo Alert; the Batemans [3:47]
10. Money Worries [2:56]
11. Fire Danger [4:39]
12. Where's Paddy? [3:19]
13. A Lady and Mrs. Firth [4:28]
14. A Scheme and a Singsong [2:57]
15. Jobs for Four [4:00]
16. Crossroads Clash [3:32]
17. Sheep Shearing [4:33]
18. Life by the Bell [4:25]
19. Mother-to-Be [2:35]
20. Planning a Contest [3:51]
21. Beers, Bets and Bluster [6:18]
22. Baby on the Way [3:28]
23. Blessed Event [2:53]
24. Not Lookin' Past Saturday [4:23]
25. Change of Mind [3:48]
26. Shear Exhaustion [9:28]
27. Lucky Streak [6:11]
28. Sundowner [3:15]
29. Elderly Turtle [1:53]
30. Season's End [2:01]
31. Bush Track Race [1:41]
32. Back in Bulinga [5:05]
33. Paddy Backslides [3:54]
34. Bulinga Cup Race [2:56]
35. Sense of Humor [4:09]
Disc #5 -- Robert Mitchum: The Signature Collection - The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
1. Credits [2:49]
2. Grundy's Report [2:45]
3. Goodbye, Ladies [3:32]
4. Forget About Posses [4:17]
5. Two Oldest Professions [3:19]
6. Sudden Retirement [6:06]
7. Outlaw Camp [3:52]
8. Man of His Word [4:09]
9. Grundy Intervenes [2:47]
10. Appeal to Her Patriotism [3:13]
11. You're My Job [4:49]
12. Guest in Mary's Home [2:56]
13. Billy's Gift [3:54]
14. Shot in the Back [3:13]
15. Needed [4:20]
16. Danger Signs [4:08]
17. Partners [4:12]
18. All Aboard [3:25]
19. Across the Roof [5:24]
20. Follow That Train! [4:13]
21. They're the Bad Guys [3:44]
22. Derailed [2:22]
23. Showdown With Waco [2:38]
24. Good From Bad [2:55]
25. Cast List [:50]
Disc #6 -- Robert Mitchum: The Signature Collection - The Yakuza
1. What Is the Yakuza? [3:06]
2. Credits [2:26]
3. Kilmer Takes the Job [5:04]
4. Still Japan [3:50]
5. Backstory [2:52]
6. Reunion With Eiko [5:37]
7. Ken's Whereabouts [3:33]
8. Kendo Master [3:17]
9. Obligation [4:10]
10. The Rescue [3:59]
11. Something You Can Never Pay [3:23]
12. Feelings of Danger [3:23]
13. Overture to Goro [5:37]
14. Tono Pressures Tanner [4:36]
15. Missing Finger's Meaning [2:23]
16. No Deal He's Family [4:22]
17. Bathhouse Assassin [3:26]
18. Very Badly Hurt [2:46]
19. Dusty's Assignment [2:10]
20. Waking Up the Gods [2:02]
21. Deadly Attack [5:01]
22. Brother's Request [2:45]
23. Truth About Ken [1:46]
24. Double-Crosser's Death [1:48]
25. Two-Many Army [4:36]
26. Bullets, Blades and Blood [6:04]
27. Clash With Kato [3:23]
28. No More Secrets [2:50]
29. First Token of Apology [4:45]
30. Second Token of Apology [4:13]
31. Bowing Out [1:42]
32. End Credits [:56]

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Robert Mitchum: The Signature Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ClassicMovieFanSH More than 1 year ago
I love Robert Mitchum, and all his movies. I especially like this one as he and Jane Russell's interview is in it, as well as their movie MACAO. (This is the only way to get it.) This set includes a number of movies which show the diversity MITCHUM can act in, being funny, scary, and especially handsone. All the movies here are worth seeing over and over again, as well as to others who haven't yet discovered his wonderful talents. Having made over 130 movies, he has such style, and seems to not be so "Hollywood", e.g. love(d) being an actor so much. Before Brando and Janes Dean, there was MITCHUM...unfortunately, he was underrated - and didn't seem to mind which type of movie he was in unlike others who always wanted to be the good guys since there are some people who can't differentiate between stage and screen presence. He may not have been a song and dance actor, but with a woman alone, he could dance one-on-one in a setting which was to be romantic. If you like MITCHUM, then you know what I mean! (PS in the FILM NOIR collection, I think II, there is one a great movie of his, again with Jane Russell, and also a very funny (against type) Vincent Price: "His Kind of Woman". There are also some good movies in this set, and it is the best of the "Noir" sets in my opinion. ("His Kind of Woman" is a REALLY GOOD MOVIE!) Mitchum, the good guy - against the bag guy, and when Vincent Price (an actor in the movie) joins him it gets really funny as well as an "on the edge of your seat" movie. If you like classic movies and espeically the 40's-60's: you must get to know ROBERT MITCHUM!