The Lusty Men

Nick Ray understood character and psychological pressures better than almost any of his contemporaries, and The Lusty Men was one of his happiest breaks: sympathetic producers, a great cameraman (Lee Garmes, who shot Sternberg's Dietrich movies), and one of Robert Mitchum's finest performances. The story isn't much (the security of family life versus the rootlessness and danger of working as a rodeo rider), but the situation is rich in emotional resonances which Ray conjures into life convincingly.

Release details

Duration: 120 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Nicholas Ray
Screenwriter: Horace McCoy, David Dortort
Cast: Susan Hayward
Robert Mitchum
Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Hunnicutt
Frank Faylen
Glenn Strange
Lane Chandler
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