Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Out of the Past

A man with a mysterious past living anonymously in a rural setting is drawn back into his old life after being recognized by an ex-associate and hired to track down a ruthless gangster's moll. Jacques Tourneur's formative film noir is somewhat dumbly plotted and uninvolving to a point while offering absolutely tremendous dialogue, a quintessential Robert Mitchum performance, and a sly, villainous turn from Kirk Douglas. Great usage black and white.
*** 1/2 out of ****