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His Kind of Woman Reviews

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Super Reviewer
November 1, 2010
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.
½ June 24, 2010
Laconic film noir melodrama (credited to John Farrow, but allegedly mostly directed by Richard Fleischer) suffers from an overlong, muddled plot and some major tonal shifts. Elements of violent crime thriller, romantic melodrama, and offbeat comedy are strong independently, but mix uneasily. What pulls it through is the cast - especially Robert Mitchum with his unique brand of cool and Vincent Price at his hammy best - spouting some razor-sharp dialogue in stylishly-shot exotic locales. Despite its flaws, great fun for classic movie fans.
May 7, 2010
Not my kind of movie. Messy blend of film noir and romantic comedy, with a bit of farcical adventure thrown in the mix. Some terrific dialogue and some terrific moments, but waaaay too long, a little too complicated and quite unfocused. The third act was slapped together, and it shows. Scenes abruptly shift from Robert Mitchum getting the shit kicked out of him to Vincent Price acting like a buffoon, and back again. The noir elements are mostly okay and the comedy elements are mostly okay, but they just don't gel. I also don't find Jane Russell that alluring, curvy figure notwithstanding. She doesn't seem to have any sort of personality that you can latch onto. Price is funny and Mitchum is Mitchum, it's just that the film is too confused about what it wants to be, and doesn't even have that great of a story to hang on.
Super Reviewer
½ April 24, 2010
The only good thing about this movie was Vincent Price
½ February 10, 2010
Highly enjoyable film noir dripping with intrigue, mystery and oddball characters. Robert Mitchum is perfect as Dan Milner, the man who takes $50,000 to fly to a resort in Mexico not knowing what he's getting involved in, but suspecting he's being played for a patsy. Russell looks great and acts tough as Lenore Brent, the mistress of a rich actor Mark Cardigan. Putting in the most surprising performance in an extremely well written and multiple leveled part is Vincent Price as Cardigan. He is outstanding as the swashbuckling actor.
Jim Backus, Tim Holt,Paul Frees, Raymond Burr and Philip Van Zandt add to the sense of intrigue and noir. John Farrow also directed Mitchum in 'Where Danger Lives" but this is a lot more fun.
½ December 10, 2009
Very weird film. Plays like a cross between a 40's comedy and Out of the Past. Russell is great as the titular woman. Mitchum and Price play off each other wonderfully. Works as a film noir in places, but really is too strange to fit into any category. Well worth a watch though.
August 16, 2009
omg where do i even start with this movie. robert mitchum continues his domination of the male race, putting all other challengers to shame. he spends the entire last quarter of the movie shirtless for no other reason than to flaunt his virility. jane russell is all sass and champagne, and never caught without an evening gown. and oh god--vincent price, playing a shakespeare-quoting, rifle-toting BADASS. it's like howard hughes packed in enough for three movies in here--with extra sex and violence, of course. tonality, it's a little bit of a disaster, albeit an awesome one that never fails to entertain. definitely worth your time to check it out.
August 6, 2009
An all-star suspense thriller with Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell hanging out at a luxury resort in Mexico awaiting unknown fates and Vincent Price in a hilarious role as an eccentric, gun-toting Hollywood actor obsessed with hunting wild game who leads a small band of Mexican police in an assault on a yacht in the climax.
January 22, 2009
Some nice humor in this one. I think out of all the actresses paired with Robert Mitchum, I liked him with Jane Russel the best. There was a fun chemistry there.
October 10, 2008
(in spite of the picture) Pokes fun at mysteries in general. Price is great as ham actor, Mitchum is his usual tough guy role, and He and Jane Russell are great with the one liners.
April 23, 2008
A comedy noir, for you! Tonight!!! M'kay...maybe not. But Jane Russell sings, Vincent Price hams, Robert Mitchum gets steamed and Raymond Burr does evil mobster things...what's not to like?
½ April 22, 2008
Good comic thriller although its hard not to mention Vincent Price who adds a further dimension to this film with a very entertaining performance.
February 3, 2008
A great film noir for 1 3/4 acts. A funny comedic romp for another act...but why the hell did they have to be slapped together? Thanks Howie.
January 31, 2008
Strange mix of Noir with comedy elements. Both parts work well, not sure if they should be together. But hell, I enjoyed it! Vincent Price Steals the movie.
Super Reviewer
½ December 24, 2007
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.
December 18, 2007
A strange combination of Film-Noir and comedy. And somehow it works. Especially at the end where it's absolutely hilarious at times.
November 29, 2007
The title's a bit misleading. There's some romance in it, and no doubt Jane Russell looks amazing, but this boils down to a hard-boiled crime tale with a hard-boiled crime hero in Robert Mitchum. But the real treat in this one is Vincent Price as a hammy Hollywood movie star who finds his calling as Mitchum's eager wingman. It's a nice preview of his even hammier acting in great AIP flicks like "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" and "Theater of Blood".
½ November 15, 2007
This is a great film noir, with the very attractive Jane Russell as the leading lady and the scathingly hot Robert Mitchum (I am secretly in love with him).

What makes this noir refreshing, is the placement of Vincent Price in the roll of the screwy face of the law. And the cape... the cape makes me laugh every time I watch this.
November 12, 2007
Hard to believe that Vincent Price could upstage both Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell, but he does in one of the most anachronistic film noir performances of 1951. Is it possible Vinne P thought he was making a comedy? Charles McGraw and Jim Backus also offer support in the Charlie McGraw and Jim Backus roles, respectively. This film also includes the premiere performance of "Five Little Miles From San Berdoo" by Sam Coslow of "Cocktails For Two" and "My Old Flame" fame.
½ August 26, 2007
My kind of Guy...Robert Mitchem
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