I first saw this film when I was 18 years old. It was the second feature of a double bill, the main film of which, I have no recollection. Some 50 years later, I still recall the dialogue and banter between Jane Russell and Robert Mitchum that entertained me originally. I bought this DVD version because I thought it would be a good memento of both stars acting styles. I had no idea that it had started as a Josef Von Sternberg directed production, so that gave it another intriguing aspect.
On viewing, I was entertained again, as I had been when I first watched it. It did not disappoint as old films can sometimes do, due to them belonging too firmly in the time of their making and appearing dated.
Having read of the trouble that evolved during Von Sternberg's direction, and his replacement by Nicholas Ray, it seemed that the ending was brought about somewhat abruptly, making it not completely satisfying. This may not be the case, but it was the impression I gained.
The bonuses to this DVD is the interview featuring Jane and Robert, and the Commentary. A warm insight into their characters and personalities.