Approved | | Drama, Romance
Robert Wise directs Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine in this spicy and poignant love story about a free-spirited Greenwich Village girl who hooks up with a brooding Nebraska lawyer. In HD.
Giving a drunken promotional interview for Ryan's Daughter (1970) to the young Roger Ebert in 1969, Robert Mitchum vented his low opinion of director Robert Wise: "Bobby even times a kiss with a stopwatch. He marks out the floor at seven o'clock in the morning, before anybody gets there. Lays it all out with a tape measure. True. It's very difficult to work that way. I worked with him and Shirley MacLaine and Shirley said, 'Why doesn't he go home? He's just in the way...' "
Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz:
First thing you said was "Help me", on the telephone!
Jerry Ryan: No. I said I wouldn't say...
Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz: You said "Help me"! I said "Sure"
At 1:20 in the film, Maclaine's character Gittel takes her shirt off exposing her black bra. Flinging the shirt onto the floor, she then covers up with her coat. Mitchum's character Jerry picks up the shirt, folds it and places it on a bureau. At 1:22 she takes the coat off to reveal she is again wearing her shirt. Moments later she takes the coat off a second time, sans the shirt and again clad only in the bra.