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His Kind of Woman (1951)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller  |  29 August 1951 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

In later interviews, Robert Mitchum admitted that much of the script was made up as they went along. 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

Mark Cardigan: [to Milner and Lenore] Well, what did you think of the picture?
Lenore Brent: [Sarcasm] Oh, it was fine. It was just a little long - about an hour and a half.
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Five Little Miles From San Berdoo
Performed by Jane Russell (as Miss Russell)
Written by Sam Coslow
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The sets and decor are also great
16 December 2004 | by (Greenville, SC) – See all my reviews

I agree with the positive reviews here, this is one of my favorite movies.

Instead of rehashing what has already been said, I'd like to point out the film is also worth watching for the sets and decor. I don't believe I have seen quite the same look anywhere else but it is one I find very appealing. I think anyone interested in a retro tropical (almost Tiki-like) look will find "His Kind of Woman" to be a source of inspiration.

I really hope it is released soon on DVD in a widescreen format, preferably with additional materials.


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