Out Of The Past (1947)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5

USA, 1947.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by , based on his novel Build My Gallows High.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Stellar film noir features a terrific lead performance by Robert Mitchum as a former hood who has reformed and is now living in a small town and romancing a beautiful young woman (). When Mitchum’s past catches up with him, Huston isn’t afraid to find out the truth, following him to his meeting with a former crime boss (Kirk Douglas) with whom he has unfinished business regarding stolen money and a femme fatale (). Plenty of murky locales, clever plot twists and seedy personalities, all beautifully photographed and twisted to a perfect fever pitch of genre indulgence.


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