Actors: Waiting for a Poisoned Peanut

"Every two or three years, I knock off for a while," drawls Robert Mitchurn. "That way I'm constantly the new girl in the whorehouse." By that bizarre standard, this has been the bordello's busy season. This summer, three of Mitchum's features are on the circuit. In Anzio, a 1944 comic-strip war picture that happened to be filmed in 1967, he plays a hard-nosed, softhearted war correspondent. In 5 Card Stud, he is a murderous preacher who totes a pistol in a hollowed-out Bible. Villa Rides!, a Mexican western, displays Mitchum as an...

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