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His Kind of Woman (1951)

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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John Farrow, Richard Fleischer (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Mitchum ... Dan Milner
Jane Russell ... Lenore Brent
Vincent Price ... Mark Cardigan
Tim Holt ... Bill Lusk
Charles McGraw ... Thompson / Narrator
Marjorie Reynolds ... Helen Cardigan
Raymond Burr ... Nick Ferraro
Leslye Banning ... Jennie Stone
Jim Backus ... 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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Trivia

Richard Fleischer fixed the new ending of the movie. He had to discuss it with Howard Hughes, the big boss of RKO Pictures studio. But Hughes was partly deaf and Fleischer had to yell all the time, because of the mogul's ear problems. 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: I'm too young to die. How about you?
Mark Cardigan: Too well-known.
Dan Milner: Well, if you do get killed, I'll make sure you get a first-rate funeral in Hollywood, at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Mark Cardigan: I've already had it. My last picture died there.
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You'll Know
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Jane Russell
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Bad guys, good guys, laughs -- and sexy
6 June 2000 | by mermattSee all my reviews

This is an odd but entertaining film.

Don't take any of the story too seriously -- the film seems to be a satire of classic cliches including a slick but really, really evil villain vs. the crude but sort-of worthy hero. I don't want to spoil it for you, but it does have a happy ending which should come as no surprise. The real treat of the film is Price mocking himself as a B-picture actor who gets a chance to be heroic and plays it for all the melodrama it's worth.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

21 November 1951 (Congo) See more »

Also Known As:

Smiler with a Gun See more »

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Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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