Saturday, June 11

Repertory Series ArchivePrime Noir of the 1950s

Canceled: His Kind of Woman

We regret that we will be unable to screen HIS KIND OF WOMAN as originally scheduled. Upon inspection, both available prints were not in playable condition. We regret any inconvenience. SUNSET BOULEVARD will show in its place at 7:00.

(1951) dir John Farrow w/Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Tim Holt, Charles McGraw, Raymond Burr, Jim Backus [120 min; 16mm]
Not all of the noirs of the 1950s were serious affairs, as readily evidenced by this breezy, sexy romp starring the laconic Robert Mitchum and the vivacious Jane Russell. Mitchum is a down-on-his-luck gambler drawn to a Mexican resort by a mysterious but well-paying job where he finds himself tangled in a plot to smuggle a crime boss back into the U.S.

“Mitchum and Russell steam up your glasses in this film, but what brings me back to John Farrow’s 1951 crime thriller again and again is the wonderfully over-the-top performance by Vincent Price as Mark Cardigan, the biggest movie star who ever swashed a buckle.” – Kerry Fristoe, Brattle Film Notes