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MOVIE: Out of the Past (1947)

Based on a novel Build My Gallows High by Daniel Mainwaring as Geoffrey Homes who also wrote the screenplay

Directed by Jacques Tournuer

Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Jane Greer, Virginia Huston

Criminal and gambler Whit Sterling (Douglas) first hires detective Jeff Bailey (Mitchum) to find his girlfriend Kathy Moffat (Greer) who has fled to Mexico. There is one complication– Bailey and Kathy fall in love. You can imagine the fall out!

The couple is on the run. Kathy shoots a man and flees. Gone! Femme Fatale!

Bailey chooses a quiet life in the country, running a gas station. He has found a girl he intends to marry, Ann (Huston).

But, when his new life is discovered, Sterling summons Bailey. When he arrives at the Sterling’s mansion, he is greeted by Kathy.

A fork in the road! Which way to turn?