Robert Mitchum cleans his Jaguar in his garage with his son Chris, c. 1950.
Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer in The Big Steal, 1949.
Robert Mitchum in a publicity portrait for Thunder Road, 1958.
You’re no good, and neither am I. It’s why we deserve each other.
Out of the Past (1947)
NOIRVEMBER DAY 25 - Out of the Past (1947) dir. Jacques Tourneur
We’re so lucky to have all of his [Robert MItchum’s] performances preserved on film. There was and is no other screen presence like his: dangerous, strong but guarded, ever-unconvinced by the actions of those around him, and that odd sense of someone smoldering on the inside but so damn cool on the outside. Now I just want to go home and watch Out of the Past, or Night of the Hunter, or The Lusty Men, or Macao, or Blood on the Moon and soak in every subtle expression and move, every word spoken by that low, mesmerizing voice; just anything Robert Mitchum ever did. —Jim Jarmusch
Robert Mitchum photographed shortly after his arrest for marijuana possession, 1948.
Robert Mitchum photographed by Ernest Bachrach, 1949.