Out of the Past (1947)
Out of the Past (1947)
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as Meta Carson
as The Kid
as Sheriff Douglas
as Car Manipulator
as Man with Eunice
as Jose Rodriguez
as Cigar Store Clerk
as Mystery Man
as Canby Miller
as Mrs. Miller
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Critic Reviews for Out of the Past
Each change of angle and shift of light evokes an inner disturbance; the actors seem to push through the dense shadow as through water, revealing fast people in slow motion ...
Direction by Jacques Tourneur pays close attention to mood development, achieving realistic flavor that is further emphasized by real life settings and topnotch lensing by Nicholas Musuraca.
The most delicate and nuanced of film noirs, graced with a reflective lyricism that almost lifts it out of the genre.
All these B movie poets were under contract to RKO in the winter of 1946, and produced the best movie of everyone involved -- once seen, never forgotten.
Audience Reviews for Out of the Past
A stranger uncovers the secret past of a small town gas station owner drawing him back into the shadowy world he was trying to forget. This was Robert Mitchum's first starring role and it's easy to see why it made him a star; he is superb as the ex-private eye who falls for the charms of one of the quintessential femme fatales in the shape of Jane Greer. Kirk Douglas also gives brilliant support as the great manipulator looking for revenge and the web of deceit he weaves makes for an intriguing plot that's complex without being overly convoluted. The icing on the cake is the artistic eye of Jacques Tourneur who makes the film one of the most visually attractive crime dramas ever made. Years ahead of its time, Out Of The Past is one of THE greats of Film Noir.
The director of Cat People strikes again with what may be a perfect noir.
I really got lost with the plot around the middle, something about tax papers and what not. I guess i either didn't pay attention or i'm just stupid. So it will need a rewatch. Also, BITCHES AND WHORES!
Out of the Past Quotes
|Kathie Moffett:||Tell me why you're so hard to please.|
|Jeff Bailey:||Take me where I can tell you.|
|Jeff Bailey:||You're like a leaf that blows from one gutter to another.|
|Jeff Bailey:||Baby I don't care .|
|Kathie Moffett:||I think we deserve a break.|
|Jeff Bailey:||We deserve each other.|
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