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Out of the Past (1947)

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Frank Wilcox Frank Wilcox
Sheriff Ed Douglas
Archie Twitchell Archie Twitchell
Rafferty
Tony Roux Tony Roux
Jose Rodriguez
Jeffrey Sayre Jeffrey Sayre
Man in Nightclub Cloakroom
Mike Lally Mike Lally
Kibitzer in Blue Sky Club
Theresa Harris Theresa Harris
Eunice Leonard
Harry Hayden Harry Hayden
Canby Miller
John Kellogg John Kellogg
Lou Baylord


Written by
James M. Cain James M. Cain
uncredited


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OUT OF THE PAST

12 years, 3 months ago at Jul 18 11:01
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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

9 years ago at Oct 19 9:53
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Since this movie had a really stellar reputation, I was really eager to check it out. Well, it is probably the most essential film noir ever made. Indeed, you basically had all the usual trademarks : the raincoats, the hats, the omnipresent cigarettes, the gansters, the detective, the femmes fatale and the double-crossing intrigues. Considering the directing, I saw as well a couple of other movies... read more
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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 traces her to Acapulco...where the delectable Kathie makes Jeff forget all about Sterling... Back in the present, Whit's new job for Jeff is clearly a trap, but Jeff's precautions only leave him more tightly enmeshed.
Release date: 25 November 1947
UPC: 053939675924
Tags: Film Noir (18), Thriller (11), 1940s (9), Gangster (8), 1947 (6), Detective (6), Drama (6), Black & White (5), Murder (5), California (5), Cabin (5), Revenge (5), Femme Fatale (5), Casino (5), Usa (5), Mexico (4), Roulette (4), Betrayal (4), Gas Station (3)
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