A legendary tough guy on and off-screen, Robert Mitchum gave us some of the most notorious anti-heroes and villains in movie history. From CAPE FEAR’s indomitable Max Cady and the homicidal preacher in THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER to duped private eye Jeff Bailey (OUT OF THE PAST) and retired rodeo star Jeff McCloud in Nicholas Ray’s THE LUSTY MEN, Mitchum defined what it meant to be a Hollywood leading man in the 40’s and 50’s. Starting on the 20th anniversary of his death (Jul 1) and celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth (Aug 6), the Belcourt offers a selection of his most memorable roles.
Sat-Mon, Jul 1-3
Sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum is a traveling "preacher" whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters, are uncovered by her terrified young children.
Sat-Sun, July 8-9
This quintessential film noir made contract player Robert Mitchum a star. Hired by a gangster to track his double-crossing mistress, a soon-to-be-smitten private eye (Mitchum) becomes involved in a web of blackmail and murder.
Sat-Sun, Jul 15-16
The life of small-town lawyer Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck) turns torturous when Max Cady (Robert Mitchum) is let out of prison.
Sat-Sun, Jul 22-23
An ambulance driver (Robert Mitchum) is trapped in the web of an alluring, deadly, remorseless woman (Jean Simmons) who’ll stop at nothing to get what she wants in this potent 1953 thriller directed by Otto Preminger.
Sat-Sun, Jul 29-30
In one of the best performances of his legendary career, Robert Mitchum plays a small-time gunrunner who’s forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free.
Sat-Sun, Aug 5-6
Robert Mitchum and Susan Hayward star in the story of an indomitable woman and the rodeo riders who will risk anything to have her. Directed by Nicholas Ray. 35mm print courtesy of the The Film Foundation and the Academy Film Archive.
Sat-Sun, Aug 12-13
A gunfighter (John Wayne) and a drunken sheriff (Robert Mitchum) take on a corrupt cattle baron in this Western directed by Howard Hawks.
Sat-Sun, Aug 19-20
Jane Russell and Robert Mitchum star as a nightclub singer and the man drawn to her—and into a film noir web of crime in a place where everyone has something to hide: Macao. Directed by Josef von Sternberg and Nicholas Ray.