Starring Robert Mitchum

Starring Robert Mitchum

32 Episodes

Original Hollywood bad boy Robert Mitchum’s blend of rugged masculinity, antiauthoritarian attitude, and lightly bemused irony made him one of the defining faces of postwar film noir, a genre upon which he left an indelible mark in stone-cold classics like OUT OF THE PAST, CROSSFIRE, and ANGEL FACE. Unnervingly at home in antihero roles, he embodied some of the most frightening villains in all of cinema, including the menacing, knuckle-tattooed preacher in Charles Laughton’s dark fairy tale THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER and the psychotic ex-con out for revenge in the terrifying home-invasion thriller CAPE FEAR. But out of the noir shadows, Mitchum’s nonchalant air and unforced naturalism lent something special to a wide array of films, including William A. Wellman’s fascinatingly stylized snowbound western TRACK OF THE CAT and Vincente Minnelli’s florid family melodrama HOME FROM THE HILL. Encompassing Mitchum’s autumnal turns in films like the world-weary crime drama THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE and Jim Jarmusch’s DEAD MAN, this career-spanning tribute to the legend known as “Old Rumple Eyes” is proof positive that he was, quite simply, one of the all-time coolest guys ever to grace the screen.

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Starring Robert Mitchum
  • The Way West

    Episode 1

    Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen • 1967 • United States
    Starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark

    Based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of the same name by A. B. Guthrie Jr. (who also wrote the screenplay for SHANE), this strikingly photographed western follows U.S. Senator Willia...

  • 5 Card Stud

    Episode 2

    Directed by Henry Hathaway • 1968 • United States
    Starring Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens

    After a stranger is caught cheating in a game of five-card stud in a Rincon, Colorado, saloon, Van Morgan (Dean Martin) tries unsuccessfully to save the gambler’s life as the other five players ...

  • Ryan’s Daughter

    Episode 3

    Directed by David Lean • 1970 • United Kingdom, Ireland
    Starring Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, John Mills

    David Lean transposes Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” to early-twentieth-century Ireland in this tender and moving epic of love, passion, and commitment set against the outsized canvas of ...

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Episode 4

    Directed by Peter Yates • 1973 • United States
    Starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan

    In one of the best performances of his legendary career, Robert Mitchum plays small-time gunrunner Eddie “Fingers” Coyle in an adaptation by Peter Yates of George V. Higgins’s acclaimed novel “The...

  • Farewell, My Lovely

    Episode 5

    Directed by Dick Richards • 1975 • United States
    Starring Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland

    The immortal Robert Mitchum, a veteran of the original noir era, stars as Raymond Chandler’s legendary detective Philip Marlowe in this complex neonoir mystery. The hard-boiled Marlowe’s la...

  • The Last Tycoon

    Episode 6

    Directed by Elia Kazan • 1976 • United States
    Starring Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final novel—a fascinating tale of studio politics in early Hollywood—is breathtakingly adapted to the big screen by Elia Kazan (in his own swan song) and scriptwriter Harold P...

  • The Big Sleep

    Episode 7

    Directed by Michael Winner • 1978 • United States
    Starring Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone

    Robert Mitchum steps into the gumshoes of detective Philip Marlowe in this bold 1970s reimagining of the Raymond Chandler classic set in England. When Marlowe takes on what appears to be a routi...

  • Dead Man

    Episode 8

    Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1995 • United States

    With DEAD MAN, his first period piece, Jim Jarmusch imagined the nineteenth-century American West as an existential wasteland, delivering a surreal reckoning with the ravages of industrialization, the country's legacy of violence and prejudice, a...