Marilyn and Robert Mitchum

This wonderful colour plate is from the 1954  F.Maurice Speed Film Review Annual NVS0459   Of Course this is a publicity still from River of No Return 1954 which starred these two and a young Tommy Rettig in that beautifully photographed film in very wide ‘CINEMASCOPE’  -  a format that I loved when viewed in the cinema. It doesn’t or certainly didn’t fit well with the Television screens though – and some were scanned to reshow which effectively meant cutting the ends of the screen off or focusing on the person talking on the screen but that was not wholly saticfactory. Tommy Rettig later that year appeared in another Cinemascope production this time ‘The Egyptian’ starring Victor Mature, Jean Simmons and Edmund Purdom.

Later in his film career, he appeared in 116 episodes of Lassie for Television. In fact he started making these from 1954 and this went right through to 1957. He played Jeff Miller in the series.

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