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Out of the Past (1947) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Robert Sparks.

Out of the Past was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.

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Trek Noir: Out of the Past in Deep Space Nine's "Necessary Evil"

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 16, 2022 From Virtual Virago

Note: This post contains plot spoilers for the Deep Space Nine episode, "Necessary Evil" I'm currently making my way through the entirety of the Star Trek TV series, Deep Space Nine, which I never got to watch regularly during its first run, and so far it has been a richly rewarding experience. Whi... Read full article

Day 18 of Noirvember: Inside Out of the Past

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 18, 2019 From Shadows and Satin

Ask any noir fan to name their top 10 movies from the film noir era, and chances are very good that Out of the Past (1947) would be among them. Some would even call it the quintessential noir, with its flashback structure, exquisite use of lights and shadow, one of the era?s most dangerous femme fat... Read full article

1001 Classic Movies: Out of the Past

By Amanda Garrett on Jul 8, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Out of the Past (1947) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. It stars Jane Greer as a femme fatale and Robert Mitchum as the private eye turned gas station owner who loves her. Each week, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and... Read full article

Sight and Sound Top 250 – #199 Out Of The Past (1947)

By Michael on Jan 25, 2016 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

It’s time to take a look at one of the films on the Sight and Sound Top 250 of All Time again, and today’s pick is #199 on the list, Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past. And as always I’ll note that for those just joining us, you can find a full introduction to what the Sight... Read full article

Out of the Past (1947)

By Cameron on Jan 4, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/361/Out-of-the-Past/#tcmarcp-145746-145745 Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Out of the Past?is a dark, twisty film that struck critics and audiences as an especially dynamic and gripping movie when it premiered in 1947. In Bosley Crowther’s rev... Read full article

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[Petey and Jeff watch Meta walking away]
Petey: Nice!
Jeff Bailey: Awfully cold around the heart.

Jeff Bailey: You can never help anything, can you? You're like a leaf that the wind blows from one gutter to another.

Jeff Bailey: Why me?
Whit Sterling: Well, I know a lot of smart guys, and a few honest ones. And you're both.

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Humphrey Bogart read the script and, seeing the similarities between this and The Maltese Falcon, wanted to play Jeff. However, Warner Bros. didn't buy the material and RKO produced this movie.
Re-released in France in 1967 as 'Pendez-moi haut et court'.
French visa # 7991.
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National Film Registry

Out of the Past

Released 1947
Inducted 1991

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