Actor Robert Mitchum narrates this review of his life as interviews with his friends, co-stars, and family members shed added light on his career choices and lifestyle. Mitchum's early problems in life included being expelled from high school and charged with possession of marijuana in the late '40s. Deborah Kerr, Jane Russell, and Ali MacGraw are among those who co-starred with him and appear on camera during this program. Family photos, clips from home movies, and scenes from some of Mitchum's most successful movies are also included. He starred in such popular films as Cape Fear, Out of the Past, Ryan's Daughter, and The Night of the Hunter.