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His Kind of Woman (1951)

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A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle.

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Dan Milner
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Lenore Brent
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Mark Cardigan
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Bill Lusk
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Thompson / Narrator
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Helen Cardigan
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Nick Ferraro
Leslie Banning ...
Jennie Stone (as Leslye Banning)
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Myron Winton
Philip Van Zandt ...
Jose Morro
John Mylong ...
Martin Krafft
Carleton G. Young ...
Gerald Hobson
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Storyline

Nick Ferraro, deported crime boss, needs to re-enter the USA. His plan involves "honest" gambler Dan Milner, who's subjected to a series of "misfortunes," then bribed to take a trip to Mexico. En route, Dan meets chanteuse Lenore Brent, truly his kind of woman. But on arrival at posh Morros Lodge in Baja California, Dan finds the ostensibly rich, carefree guests all playing roles...except, possibly, ham actor Mark Cardigan. What does Ferraro want with him? Can he trust anyone? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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They were two of a kind ! ...and bound to meet, but neither of them knew what such a meeting would mean!


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29 August 1951 (USA)  »

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Smiler with a Gun  »

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Trivia

Howard Hughes' whimsical decision to shoot the boat sinking scene with Vincent Price cost him $150,000. See more »

Goofs

When Milner bumps into Cardigan on the stairs, one of the bullets on Cardigan's hunting vest has slipped almost all the way through the holder. In the next shot, all of the bullets are in place and evenly aligned. See more »

Quotes

Dan Milner: Do you mind if I join you?
Lenore Brent: Seems you have.
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Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech
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Sung by Tim Holt
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Excellent ensemble acting
18 August 2003 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

John Farrow, whose work as a director has been sadly forgotten, makes the most of a great cast, some sinister ideas about identity change and a fairly weak plot ending. It really is hard to believe that Mitchum never gets that shot; and there is less suspense in the ending than one would hope for. But Vincent Price is absolutely fantastic as a gourmet actor, tired of his image and marriage, who assists Mitchum as a sharp-shooter. Raymond Burr, as usual, plays the extremely bad Mafia man, with gusto and gravitas. Had the writing and plot been a bit better, this would be one of the great film-noirs. But even with flaws, it is a wonderful film. Let us hope it continues to occasionally show on TV, since it does not seem to be on video at all.


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