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Out of the Past (Build My Gallows High) (1947)

Out of the Past
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(196 ratings)
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Jane Greer

Jane Greer

Kathie
Rhonda Fleming

Rhonda Fleming

Meta Carson
Steve Brodie

Steve Brodie

Fisher


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Daniel Mainwaring

Daniel Mainwaring

James M. Cain

James M. Cain

uncredited


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OUT OF THE PAST

6 years ago at Jul 18 11:01
1 vote
This was the movie that first made me aware of "film noir" although in those days they were just known as thrillers and nothing more than that. Over the years these black and white movies have gathered a cult following. "Out of the Past" stars Robert Mitchum and the gorgeous Jane Greer. It is a sordid tale about former private detective Jeff Markham (Robert Mitchum) trying to escape his unsavoury ... read more

A classic

2 years, 9 months ago at Oct 19 9:53
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Probably, the most essential film noir ever made. Basically, you have here everything, the raincoats, the hats, the omnipresent cigarettes, the gansters, the detective, the femmes fatale and the double-crossing intrigues. The directing is quite brilliant and makes you wish that they were still making some black and white movies. Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas (in his 2nd role!) were just awesome ... read more
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Description: Jeff Bailey, small-town gas pumper, has his mysterious past catch up with him one day when he's ordered to meet with gambler Whit Sterling. En route to the meeting, he tells girlfriend Ann his story. Flashback: Once, Jeff was a private eye hired by Sterling to find his mistress Kathie who shot Whit and absconded with $40,000. He trace ... (more)
Release date: 13 November 1947
UPC: 053939675924
Film Noir (17), Thriller (9), 1940s (9), Gangster (8), Detective (6), Femme Fatale (6), Casino (5), Murder (5), Revenge (5), Drama (5), California (5), 1947 (5), Cabin (5), Black & White (5), Usa (5), Roulette (4), Classic (4), Betrayal (4), Mexico (4), Blackmail (3)
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