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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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Cast

Robert Mitchum
as Dan Milner
Jane Russell
as Lenore Brent
Vincent Price
as Mark Cardigan
Tim Holt
as Bill Lusk
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
Dan White
as Tex Kearns
Richard Berggren
as Milton Stone
James Burke
as Barkeep
Daniel DeLaurentis
as Mexican Boy
John Sheehan
as Husband
Brian Robert Rose
as Corle's Servant
Tol Avery
as The Fat One
Richard Bergren
as Milton Stone
Paul Fierro
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
Bud Wolf
as Seaman
Bud Wolfe
as Seaman
Ralph Gomez
as Mexican Foreman
Michael Lally
as Henchman
Billy Nelson
as Capt. Salazar
Gerry Ganzer
as Countess
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.

December 17, 2004 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for His Kind of Woman

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

Super Reviewer

½

Some fun 3rd-string film noir with Robert Mitchum playing... well, Robert Mitchum with a really good cast. Most of the action takes place at an upscale Mexican resort and as a result, His Kind of Woman feels a bit claustrophobic before it moves the too-long climax to a boat. Admittedly flawed, this movie's about 20-30 minutes too long, but Jane Russell's reasonably foxy and Vincent Price is great, even if he gets a tad overbearing (think Bill Murray not shutting the hell up for the last half hour of Ghostbusters) towards the end.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

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