Out of the Past (1947) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jane Greer

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OUT OF THE PAST is a movie directed by Jacques Tourneur in 1947. Robert Mitchum, a small-town gas pumper, was once a private detective hired by Kirk Douglas, a wealthy gambler, to find his girl who just shot him and ran away with US $ 40'000. Mitchum found her in Acapulco, fell in love with her and failed to do his job. One of the best film noirs ever produced.
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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals stealing from other criminals    -   criminals killing each other    -   bad criminals on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Super muscles! (man)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   not very bright people Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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