Movies Macao (RKO 1952, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell) Published 5 months ago on September 13, 2018 ‘Adventure!,,, Intrigue!,,, In the mysterious Orient!’So rang the tagline for Macao. Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell star in a story about an ex-G.I. on the lam, a sassy singer, and a New York detective (William Bendix) chasing the head of a gambling ring. Russell is hired to sing in a nightclub owned by mobster Dexter, much to the consternation of Gloria Grahame, playing (once again) the gangster’s moll. Meanwhile Mitchum is mistaken for the cop and things turn nasty. Original director Josef Von Sternberg’s atmospheric touches are in evidence, especially in a waterfront chase through fishing nets, however Nicholas Ray shot additional scenes after troublesome preview screenings, and von Sternberg eventually disowned the film. The scene where Jane Russell throws an electric fan at Robert Mitchum was scripted by Mitchum at the request of Russell and replacement director Nicholas Ray. production details USA | RKO | 81 minutes | 1952 Director: Nicholas Ray Josef von Sternberg Script: Bernard C. Schoenfeld, Stanley Rubin, cast Robert Mitchum as Nick Cochran Brad Dexter as Vincent Halloran William Bendix as Lawrence C. Trumble Jane Russell as Julie Benson Thomas Gomez as Lt. Sebastian Gloria Grahame as Margie Edward Ashley as Martin Stewart Philip Ahn as Itzumi Vladimir Sokoloff as Kwan Sum Tang AdventureBernard C. SchoenfeldBrad DexterDramaEdward AshleyGloria GrahameJane RussellJosef Von SternbergNicholas RayPhilip AhnRobert MitchumRomanceStanley RubinThomas GomezVladimir SokoloffWilliam Bendix Advertisement advertisement and this just in Features1 day ago Classic Movie Characters: Arnold Schwarzenegger is The Terminator Before The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was viewed as little more than a B-list barbarian. But director James Cameron helped turn... Features1 day ago Classic Episodes: The Untouchables – The Rusty Heller Story In “The Rusty Heller Story,” Elizabeth Montgomery took Prohibition-era Chicago by storm as Heller, a seductive Dixie damsel who pits... TV1 day ago Time Trax (1993, Dale Midkiff, Elizabeth Alexander) SciFi action adventure series. Future cop Darien Lambert travels back in time in search of renegade criminals unable to return... TV1 day ago Three’s a Crowd (NBC 1984-1985, John Ritter, Mary Cadorette) Sitcom. A spin off from Three’s Company and an adaption of the UK’s Robin’s Nest. This saw Jack Tripper and... TV1 day ago Strange Luck (1995, D.B. Sweeney, Frances Fisher) Fantasy drama series. After surviving a plane crash as a child Alex ‘Chance’ Harper, a photographer, finds himself dogged by... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Fam: Drunk in Love (S1EP7 CBS Thurs 21 Feb 2019) Drunk in Love: During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been... Episodes1 day ago Deadly Secrets: A Fire Inside (ID Thurs 21 Feb 2019) A Fire Inside: When a serial arsonist murders four people in a hardware store fire in Southern California, veteran arson... Episodes1 day ago How to Get Away with Murder: Make Me the Enemy (S5EP14 ABC Thurs 21 Feb 2019) Make Me the Enemy: Annalise is determined to get to the truth about Nate Sr.’s murder and will stop at... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.