|The Outlaw (Via AliceJapan)|
|Son of Paleface (1952) (Via Mostlymarilynmonroe)|
|Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)|
In the book Baby I Don’t Care: Robert Mitchum, Lee Server says the following about Russell’s early friendship with Mitchum:
"Bob and Jane got along like old buddies… She would rave about his astounding command of the English language - even as he would tell her she was the most inarticulate girl he knew. He would tease her about her God-fearing ways, but he understood she was no Loretta Young, wallowing in piety. He loved to tell the one about the pestering report who couldn’t believe a girl with her ‘image’ read the Bible and went to church each Sunday. ‘Hey buddy,’ she told him, ‘Christians have big breasts, too.’ She was good-natured, generous, strong-minded when she had to be, a stand-up guy. Mitchum nickname her ‘Hard John.’ They became fast friends"
Check out the noir His Kind of Woman (1951) with Mitchum and Russell.