Starring Jane Russell

Starring Jane Russell

4 Episodes

Jane Russell belongs to Hollywood’s golden age, but there remains something startlingly modern and subversive about her persona—maybe it’s her signature snarl, which allured studio magnates like Howard Hughes as much as it intimidated them. Initially making a splash as a provocative pin-up, she soon proved herself a charismatic and sharp-witted performer whose mix of brassy toughness and down-to-earth likability made her one of the most popular stars of the 1940s and ’50s, enlivening everything from the offbeat noir MACAO to the irresistible musical comedy GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES to the punchy melodrama THE REVOLT OF MAMIE STOVER with her wry and knowing presence.

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Starring Jane Russell
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    Episode 1

  • The Revolt of Mamie Stover

    Episode 2

    Directed by Raoul Walsh • 1956 • United States
    Starring Jane Russell, Richard Egan, Joan Leslie

    Jane Russell’s feisty performance (in a role originally intended for Marilyn Monroe), Raoul Walsh’s vigorous direction, and spectacular Hawaiian location shooting in eye-popping DeLuxe Color come toge...

  • The Tall Men

    Episode 3

    Directed by Raoul Walsh • 1955 • United States
    Starring Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan

    Stunning CinemaScope landscapes, a dynamite cast, and the vigorous direction of Raoul Walsh come together in this gripping portrayal of an epic cattle drive. En route to the gold fields of Montana, Ben...

  • Macao

    Episode 4

    Directed by Josef von Sternberg • 1952 • United States
    Starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix

    Jane Russell and Robert Mitchum are drawn into a noirish web of danger in this sultry adventure directed by master visual stylist Josef von Sternberg (with contributions from an uncredite...