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Out of the Past (1947)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1947

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97 min – view video trailer

IMDB 8.1 / Amazon 4.5 / Rotten Tomatoes 96%

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas

Genres: Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

IMDB 8.1 / Amazon 4.5 / Rotten Tomatoes 96%

Oscars: none

Ranked #121 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames. IMDB rating: 8.1 from over 13,636 users

Mitchum, in absolute prime, sleepy-eyed form, relates a complicated flashback about getting hired by gangster Kirk Douglas to find femme fatale Jane Greer. The chain of film noir elements–love, money, lies–drags Mitchum into the lower depths. Director Jacques Tourneur gets the edgy negotiations between men and women as exactly right as he gets the inky shadows of the noir landscape. Amazon 4.5 stars from over 88 users

Out of the Past is so perfect a film noir that it is considered practically a textbook example of the genre. In his first starring role (it had previously been offered to John Garfield and Dick Powell), Robert Mitchum plays Jeff Bailey, the friendly but secretive proprietor of a mountain-village gas station. Rotten Tomatoes rating 96% reviewers, 90% audience

MRQE – over 59 reviews linked

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