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ROBERT MITCHUM ; UNMATCHED
One could not tell if it was the first movie he made but he was introduced as Bob Mitchum and that never happened again in other movies that I am aware of. Having said that one also could not tell because while lookinfg younger he reacted as he has always done. Yes he can assume to be angry, sinister and loving but Mitchum had a natural talent for acting. As his career started he would turn down offers just because he would have to actually be in the movies too long a time. More than 5 hours & he would decline to take the part & then they would offer him more money. He had a great philosophy on life and he never deviated from it. One wonders then why he did WINDS OF WAR & then WAR & REMEMBRANCE which he gave a lot of hours to these two miniseries. He turned down PATTON because he would have to put in too much of his time. He told them "get George Scott whom I might say refused the Oscar for it. I am sure Mitchum would not have turned his back on an enemy. Through Mitchum's career he received many accolades for his acting ability. He should have received an Oscar for that one as he did such a great job. His speaking voice was very manly & he could also sing but more like calypso music which I do not care for. He had land in California and I believe they bred horses but he would have nothing to do with decisions as he left that up to his wife. He rarely read a script before they were ready to start. He would read the script & was ready to go. He knew all his parts & also all the other parts. He graduated from high school at 14 & was valedictorian. I am getting away from NEVADA but it was a "B" movie & not many known actors but surprisingly his personality was obvious re: doing things only with honesty & integrity, being honorable with others. This is apparent in this movie & one really could not tell it was his first. He could never understand how he would wok only when he wanted to & still get paid such huge amounts. Get ROBERT MITCHUM; IN HIS OWN WORDS.
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Wish all DVDs were this great.
By Amazon Customer
Excellent case. DVD easily pops right in and out.
So clear a picture that I could make out the stuntman, Ben Johnson, each time he was on. I loved that.
Well worth the money.
I got an all region DVD player to play it on.
Now, for a copy like that of "The Fighting Gringo" (1939), The Gallant Legion" (1948), Disney"s "Ride a Northbound Horse" (1969) and on and on.
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See Bob Mitchum's first starring role!
By Luciano Mauro Decusati
This review refers to the DVD "Nevada" from the Zane Grey series. "Nevada" is the first starring role of Robert Mitchum after he was promoted from playing the heavy in Hopalong Cassidy Westerns. He would make another B-western, "West of the Pecos" before he was promoted to "A" features.
Although Nevada looks like a B-Western (it even has Richard Martin in the role of Chito Gonzales Bustamante Rafferty, the role he would play alongside Tim Holt in the popular Tim Holt series, the plot line of "Nevada" has some elements that are not normally found in B-Westerns like those of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, or Hopalong Cassidy.
Robert Mitchum plays 'Nevada', a cowboy who isn't proud of being a "twenty-dollar-a-month cowboy". He goes to a mining town and resorts to gambling to improve his lot, and that's how he comes by his troubles. He gets framed for a murder he did not commit and while he clears his name he also helps develop the Comstock Lode. Excellent supporting role from Guinn "Big Boy" Williams and Anne Jeffreys.