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Macao (1952) was a Film Noir - Adventure Film directed by Robert Stevenson and Mel Ferrer and produced by Howard Hughes, Samuel Bischoff and Alex Gottlieb.

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Macao (1952)

By Beatrice on Sep 24, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Macao Directed by Josef von Sternberg Written by Bernard C. Schoenfeld and Stanley Rubin; story by Robert Creighton Williams 1952/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental You’d think the combination of Josef von Sternberg, Robert Mitchum, and Gloria Graham might produce a really ... Read full article


Macao(1952)

By Dawn on Mar 20, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Macao (1952). Film noir/ adventure film. Director : Josef von Sternberg and Nicholas Ray. Producer Howard Hughes fired director von Sternberg during filming and hired Nicholas Ray to finish it. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Gloria Grahame and William Bendix. After a New York undercover detect... Read full article


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Lt. Sebastian: [referring to Julie Benson] Besides her obvious talents, she also sings.


Lawrence C. Trumble: The only time I'll ever get flowers will be at my funeral.


Lawrence C. Trumble: I'll go back one of these days, or my name isn't Lawrence C. Trumble.
Nick Cochran: What does the "C." stand for?
Lawrence C. Trumble: Cicero - but keep it under your hat.
Nick Cochran: What else would I do with it?


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Robert Mitchum actually wrote several scenes for this movie when Nicholas Ray came on board to do uncredited directing so that the script would make more sense.
Gloria Grahame did not want to be in this movie; Howard Hughes admitted that he never saw her previous performance opposite Humphrey Bogart in the film In a Lonely Place, which is today unanimously considered among her finest performances. When Grahame asked to be loaned out to make George Stevens's A Place in the Sun, Hughes turned down her request and forced her to make this movie (she reportedly dryly told her then-husband and uncredited director Nicholas Ray, who she was in the process of divorcing, that she wouldn't ask for alimony if he could get her out of this movie). Grahame later stated that she intentionally over-acted out of hatred for Hughes.
Producer Howard Hughes fired director Josef von Sternberg about a third of the way through and shot the rest with Nicholas Ray.
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