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His Kind of Woman (1951)

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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.
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PG-13
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Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Robert Mitchum
as Dan Milner
Jane Russell
as Lenore Brent
Vincent Price
as Mark Cardigan
Tim Holt
as Bill Lusk
Charles McGraw
as Thompson
Marjorie Reynolds
as Helen Cardigan
Raymond Burr
as Nick Ferraro
Leslie Banning
as Jennie Stone
Jim Backus
as Myron Winton
Philip Van Zandt
as Jose Morro
John Mylong
as Martin Krafft
Ernö Verebes
as Estaban
Dan White
as Tex Kearns
Richard Berggren
as Milton Stone
James Burke
as Barkeep
Joseph Granby
as Arnold
Daniel DeLaurentis
as Mexican Boy
John Sheehan
as Husband
Brian Robert Rose
as Corle's Servant
Tol Avery
as The Fat One
Paul Fierro
as Hoodlum
Richard Bergren
as Milton Stone
Mickey Simpson
as Hoodlum
Len Hendry
as Customer
Joey Ray
as Card Player
Barry Brooks
as Card Player
Marie Sen Young
as Chinese Waitress
Don House
as Guest
Dorothy Abbott
as Card Player
Peter Brocco
as Short and Thin
Billy Nelson
as Capt. Salazar
Bud Wolfe
as Seaman
Bud Wolf
as Seaman
Ralph Gomez
as Mexican Foreman
Michael Lally
as Henchman
Sol (Saul) Gorss
as Viscount
Gerry Ganzer
as Countess
Bill Nelson
as Capt. Salazar
Danny Borzage
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for His Kind of Woman

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Price's role was priceless as the conceited thespian quoting Shakespeare during perilous moments.

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Audience Reviews for His Kind of Woman

½

I know you were trying to needle me now but you can't do it, my pet. A gangster and his super hot babe reside in a Mexican resort after getting deported from the United States. They become friends with a poker player who may be able to help them achieve their goal of returning to the US; however, the poker player may or may not be after the girl and could care less about the gangster. A strange series of events ensue. "He's been so nice to both of us." "Especially you." John Farrow, director of How to Get Around the World in 80 Days, Hondo, The Big Clock, Wake Island, California, You Came Along, and Copper Canyon, delivers His Kind of Woman. The storyline for this picture is okay, unpredictable, and contains some interesting twists. The characters are fairly dynamic and the acting is pretty good. The cast includes Robert Mitchum, Vincent Price, Tim Holt, Jane Russell, and Charles McGraw. "You're the strangest man I've ever known." "What makes you think you know me?" I grabbed this off Turner Classic Movies (TCM) because of the all star cast. This was entertaining with some fun and entertaining characters. Some aspects of the movie were cheesy, but it was entertaining enough to watch unfold. This is a nice addition to the genre but far from an all time classic. "It's too bad we both have to die for something so rotten." Grade: B-

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins
½

Must enjoyable drama with thanks to Vincent Price a lot of comedy overtones. He is so wonderfully ripe as a ham actor who gets a chance to perform acts of derring do for real. Mitchum and Jane Russell make a great team as usual.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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I really liked this movie, it has both Robert Mitchum and Vincent Price. Price gives a hilarious performance, which I just love, and Mitchum plays the main character who is involved in a web of suspense. It's a really cool movie, but there are some slow scenes in the beginning. Overall a really good movie, though, I like it.

Aj V
Aj V

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