Watch: Out of the Past 1947 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, California. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a secret past, and when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, Jeff is forced to return to the dark world he had tried to escape.
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The Scope of Her Evil
Out of the Past came at a time for Robert Mitchum after one of the worst films in his career, Desire Me which he did on a loan out to MGM. He must have been grateful to get back to RKO studios and to do one of the best noir films ever done.
Mitchum plays the luckless Jeff Bailey, private eye who has the ill fortune to fall under the feminine charms of Jane Greer after gambler/racketeer Kirk Douglas hires him to find her and $40,000.00 she stole from him after shooting him. Mitchum trails her to Mexico, but when he meets her, let’s just say he easily sees why Kirk Douglas wants her back so bad. It’s one piece of intrigue after another at this point until there’s tragedy all around.
This was Kirk Douglas’s second picture and he showed his range as a player after playing a weakling in his debut film, The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers. Douglas and Mitchum got good notices, but this film really belongs to Jane Greer. The sheer scope of this woman’s evil will leave you gasping. Out of the Past gave Jane Greer her career role and she made the most of it. Two of post World War II Hollywood’s biggest leading men and several others in tow. It’s breathtaking when you think of it.
Out of the Past is a real downer of a film, but mesmerizing as a study of how a man can get hooked on feminine charms applied right.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Director Jacques Tourneur
Writer Daniel Mainwaring, James M. Cain, Frank Fenton
Actors Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas
Country United States
Awards 1 win
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,650.54 m (10 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm