When I did my first eye candy post, I put Mitchum in at the top. He may not be classically beautiful, but in my lexicon Mitchum is very drool-worthy! Something to do with the combination of the voice, the face, and those massive shoulders, I guess… Anyway, no Robert Mitchum Week could ever be considered complete without a post that just dwelt on the sheer magnetism of this man. So here goes.
I think he looks wonderful in one of his early films, West of the Pecos (1945; that first screen cap is also from this film):
And even more so in the excellent Western noir, Pursued (1947):
…which is also the source of the photo on my blog’s current header…
…and the film which has my all-time favourite Mitchum still. He looks gorgeous here in the coat-tails and cravat, almost Darcy-ish. I wish someone had made an American version of Pride and Prejudice around this time, starring Mitchum. Mmmm.
He’s sweet enough to charm the birds off the trees (or, as in this scene, a magistrate) in Holiday Affair (1949):
And looks yummy in two of his best-known noir films: Macao (1952),
…and The Big Steal (1949):
An older Mitchum still manages to look good, even in moonlight, in Heaven Knows, Mr Allison (1957):
Or in bright sunlight, in The Enemy Below (1957).
Frankly, I think even a middle-aged Mitchum with crow’s feet and a not-too-well-defined jawline has a certain charisma about him that makes him very alluring. This is from The Sundowners (1960).
This guy merits an eye candy post all his own. Sigh.