Robert Mitchum on screen epitomizes ultimate cool… always has, always will.
I have a short list of favorite Mitchum pictures…doesn’t everyone?
Out of the Past- the quintessence of the noir stained private eye; Night of the Hunter and Cape Fear playing two of the most wonderfully despicable blackguards in movie history; Blood on the Moon, The Sundowners, The Story of G.I. Joe… and now there is a new addition to the list.
I had originally watched The Wonderful Country (1959) via an old VHS broadcast tape nearly five years ago. Savoring it last week in HD on a big Plasma screen, courtesy of the Western Channel, was a revelation.
As Martin Brady, Mitchum is a rawhide-tough pistolero who has grown weary of dangerous subservience. Surviving in the El Paso border country while on the run for avenging his father’s post Civil War murder, he discovers that riding point for a...