Out of the Past

Out of the Past
Out of the Past
  • UR
  • 1h 37m
  • 1947
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Everything you want in a film noir you'll find in "Out of the Past." A tenacious detective (Robert Mitchum) spinning his wheels to make good. A drop-dead beauty (Jane Greer) up to no good. A moneyed mobster (Kirk Douglas) with a shark's grin. Plus double-crosses and fall guys. Shadowy rooms and bleak souls. Mitchem solidified his tough-guy persona in this archetypal film noir directed with memorable style by Jacques Tourneur ("Cat People," "I Walked with a Zombie"). He plays Jeff Bailey, a one-time private investigator walking the straight and narrow of small-town life...until an acquaintance from his past pulls him back into the troubles he'd left behind. "Build my gallows high, baby," Bailey sneers as events stack up against him. With dialogue like that and much more, "Out of the Past" builds its reputation high.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

New Yorker
Richard Brody

Each change of angle and shift of light evokes an inner disturbance; the actors seem to push throu...

June 25, 2017
Variety Staff

Direction by Jacques Tourneur pays close attention to mood development, achieving realistic flavor...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Don Macpherson

All these B movie poets were under contract to RKO in the winter of 1946, and produced the best mo...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 13, 1947
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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