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Re: Big Bad Bob turns 100: Make Your Own Mitchum fests, noir and/or not...
Posted by Dan in the MW on 8/26/2017, 8:29 am, in reply to "Big Bad Bob turns 100: Make Your Own Mitchum fests, noir and/or not..."
I know that the Chicago Noir City festival is a road show in comparison to the main event in San Francisco, but it has always mystified me that Robert Mitchum has been a virtual non-entity in the programming for the Windy City.
If my memory serves correctly, to date, over the course of nine week long festivals, there has been one film featuring Mitchum and that was the troubled remake of "The Racket." The stage play and the original silent film had Chicago ties, but the remake was muddled and used Los Angeles locations.
I like Mitchum and consider him to be a major film noir performer.