August 6th, 2013: Out of the Past (1947)

Out of the PastCast and Crew:  James M. Cain (Uncredited Writer); Jane Greer

What It’s About:  The past of gas attendant (and former private investigator) Jeff (Robert Mitchum) returns to haunt him when his former employer Whit (Kirk Douglas) arrives and offers to forget his past sins if he does one more job for him, but is he on the level?

Why Watch it Today?:  Robert Mitchum was born on this date in 1917.  Out of the Past is one of his best early movies, a classic film noir shot with atmosphere by Jacques Tourneur.

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