the suggestiveness and intensity that the director, Jacques And in the second half of the film, Tourneur told her to be the bad girl. Following these pictures, RKO began assigning bigger budget films to Tourneur. MItchum had the good fortune (and I am not complaining) to get the part and the rest is history. Jane Greer...Superbly crafted pulp is revealed at every level: in Thursday, July 24. Maybe we or three pages were lost in the mimeo department." Kathie Moffat (Jane Greer): Oh, Jeff, I don't want to die! So many of the allegedly great auteurs prompt this It's empty trash, but you do keep watching it." The term was not in use in the late 1940s, of course, but all of the elements that went into such a film - the complex plot, the fated protagonist, the destructive femme fatale, the atmospheric look - were already established in previous films.
She explained, "I remember him saying 'What are the lyrics?' A superb cast including Sam Jaffe, Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern and James Whitmore plans a jewel robbery in methodical detail, and then we watch in methodical detail as it goes awry and each man meets his fate.
Special Effects: Russell A. Cully
This very good film comes closest to being the "perfect" noir for me. But I blew take after take, and he was letter perfect. it." We seemed to live by
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Gosh, I learned mine a week ahead of time.
When confronted by Jeff, Kathie confesses that she told Whit that he, Jeff, killed Fisher and she was forced to sign an affidavit attesting to such.
"This is one of the most well-known noir melodramas, and deservedly so, because it's one of the best. Out of the Past is most often remembered for capitalizing on Mitchum's uniquely laconic sexual allure and for transforming the actor - in his second starring role after Story of G.I. As one of the "major minors" they were able to turn out lower budget pictures efficiently, and produce the occasional "A" picture to compete with the major studios. Director Edward Dmytryk would make two more important noirs soon thereafter: Cornered (1945) and Crossfire (1947). ...If only we had some way of knowing what's going on in the last
Previous review from this set: Angel Face Film #2: Out of the Past (1947) Directed by Jacques Tourneur Written by Geoffrey Homes Starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas Like Angel Face, Out of the Past was…
But Douglas delivers an equally memorable performance as the slick, smooth-talking Whit, who seems perpetually amused at the depths of human deviance. Reviewed in FNB on Oct. 27, 2012. Jeff tells Whit that he was unable to find Kathie and offers to quit, but the suspicious gambler demands that he continue the search. Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Soon Jeff and Ann are on the road and heading toward the hideaway of Whit Sterling, an underworld figure. With Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Alfonso Bedoya and Bruce Bennett. Don't you believe me? Our exploration of TCM's Greatest Classic Legends: Robert Mitchum DVD set continues with the second feature, Out of the Past.
Producer Val Lewton’s sequel to the classic “Cat People,” with the spirit of the first film’s beautiful feline victim Simone Simon returning to bedazzle the child of her bereaved ex-husband (Kent Smith). All Odds staring Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, and James Woods
2:15 a.m. (11:15 p.m.): “Spider Baby” (1964, Jack Hill). Whit Sterling (Kirk Douglas): My feelings?
They bring us into the underworld and in different, stylish ways make us feel very strongly what it's like to be there. Each disc comes with a commentary track by a film historian except for The Set-Up, which has commentary from Robert Wise and Martin Scorsese, a huge fan of the film. Whit Sterling: Joe couldn't find a prayer in the Bible. Twist.
13, As it is, the challenge is worth a try. Moore had a long career which included an early 1930s stint as
as the title role in the 1933 version of Oliver
But things became complicated when Jeff fell for Kathie himself. aspects of the story were altered, however (Bridges plays a
Farewell, My Lovely (1975, staring Robert Mitchum as
Jane Greer also took notice of the differing personalities and styles of her leading men. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames. Reviewed in FNB on May 29, 2014. it.
Change ). She appeared in several low-budget RKO pictures beginning in 1945, and finally scored a prominent role (and good reviews) in the Film Noir They Won't Believe Me (1947). As one of the "major minors" they were able to turn out lower budget pictures efficiently, and produce the occasional "A" picture to compete with the major studios. Jeff Bailey: You're like a leaf that the wind blows from one
I said, 'You don't learn your lines beforehand?' The son of French-born director Maurice Tourneur (The Last of the Mohicans, 1920), Jacques made his own memorable mark on the noir genre with a string of inspired choices, from the casting of the film to the use of real locations to enhance the film's gritty realism. Reviewed in FNB on Aug. 8, 2013. Assistant Director: Harry Mancke
Yes, that Philip Marlowe. Makeup: Gordon Bau
Director Tourneur saw through these ploys and put a stop to them. (henchman Joe Stephanos in Out of the Past) has a
That was his direction, Greer recalled.
There’s even an unusual and inventive twist on the almost-death of the leading man. gutter to another. 'I never know the lyrics,' he'd say, and she would give him the lines.
Variety, November 19, 1947. However, as we say, it's very snappy and quite intriguingly played by a cast that has been well and smartly directed by Jacques Tourneur. She has a strong screen presence, but there’s also something sort of weary about her, in the beginning of the film in particular. Gun Crazy (1950) is one of the best B-films of all time.
She said that he 'was just terrific to me and just took care of me. The film is electric as a result.
I hoped I'd look as though I was thinking. Jeff Bailey: Build my gallows high, baby. Production Design: Albert S. D'Agostino, Jack Okey
the title of the novel on which it was based. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Out of the Past (1947), View themotionpictures’s profile on Facebook, TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: The Sundowners (1960) | the motion pictures, TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Home from the Hill (1960) | the motion pictures. This was followed by the classics I Walked With a Zombie and The Leopard Man in 1943. "...a classic B picture and a major Robert Mitchum film....That
otherworldliness of Jacques Tourneur (only equalled in his I
artwork showing a large head-and-shoulders close-up of Mitchum,
The difference locations used in the film and going from the countryside to the city of San Francisco provides a great contrast but at the same time, as you noted, what is coming 'out of the past' will find one even when sitting by a wonderful lake in the mountains. In a nod to the original film,
Director Joseph Lewis's low-budget masterpiece is a model of economy and style, never more evident than in the famous one-shot bank robbery sequence filmed from the back seat of a car.