Tag Archive: Robert Mitchum

Dec 19

Episode 38: Cape Fear (1991)

Cape FearIn this week’s episode, we follow up our screening of the original Cape Fear with Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because DeNiro’s appetite for scenery chewing must be witnessed. This film can currently be seen streaming on Netflix, Vudu, Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play… just about anywhere.

Please join us again on December 21st for a far more cheerful film, the ever-delightful Thin Man!

Cape Fear (1991)
Cape Fear poster Rating: 7.3/10 (134,100 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: John D. MacDonald (novel), James R. Webb (earlier screenplay), Wesley Strick (screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Released: 15 Nov 1991
Plot: A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Nov 21

Episode 37: Cape Fear (1962)

Cape FearIn this week’s episode, we go back to our Robert Mitchum well with a screening of the original Cape Fear!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because Robert Mitchum demands it. This film can currently be rented from Amazon, YouTube, and iTunes.

Please join us again on December 7th when we follow up with Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake of Cape Fear!

Cape Fear (1962)
Cape Fear poster Rating: 7.8/10 (21,356 votes)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Writer: John D. MacDonald (novel), James R. Webb (screenplay)
Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin
Runtime: 105 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Released: 12 Apr 1962
Plot: A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Jul 25

Episode 29: Night of the Hunter

Night of the HunterIn this week’s episode, we take a long look at the only film ever directed by Charles Laughton: Night of the Hunter!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we not only discuss spoilers, but we talk about them at length. This film is easily available on DVD, and is also available on many rental streaming channels (Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, etc.)

We apologize for the late delivery of this episode, once again. When you hear our audio on this episode, you’ll understand why. We wound up recording outside the Trylon Theater, so we were plagued by road noise and questionable acoustics unique to the interior of a Honda Civic. We did a lot of cleanup on the audio, but the results are less than perfect. But we had a really great discussion about the film, so we hope the quality of our discussion makes up for the quality of the audio. It will be better next time!

Please join us on August 7th for one of the amazing pre-Noir films of Fritz Lang: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse!

The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Night of the Hunter poster Rating: 8.0/10 (67,340 votes)
Director: Charles Laughton
Writer: James Agee (screenplay), Davis Grubb (based on the novel by)
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason
Runtime: 92 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 24 Nov 1955
Plot: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Jun 07

Episode 2: Out of the Past

Out of the PastIn this episode, we discuss Jacques Tourneur’s 1947 thriller, Out of the Past. It stars two of the most famous chin dimples of all time: Kirk Douglas and Robert Mitchum, and they are joined by the fabulous Jane Greer.

We highly recommend you watch the film with us, because it’s great. It can be found on DVD, but if you’re a streaming video person, it can also be found for streaming rental on Vudu and iTunes.

Our next episode will be about the steamy 1946 version of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Look for it on June 21st!

Out of the Past (1947)
Out of the Past poster Rating: 8.1/10 (24,625 votes)
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Writer: Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay), Daniel Mainwaring (novel)
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming
Runtime: 97 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 01 Dec 1947
Plot: A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.