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Out of the Past

Out of the Past (also known as Build My Gallows High) is a 1947 film noir in which a small-town man tells his girlfriend of his mysterious past as they travel to meet someone who may ruin their lives. It stars Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer[?], Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming[?], Richard Webb[?] and Steve Brodie[?].

The movie was adapted by Daniel Mainwaring[?] (as Geoffrey Homes), Frank Fenton[?] (uncredited) and James M. Cain (uncredited) from the novel Build My Gallows High by Mainwaring (as Homes). It was directed by Jacques Tourneur[?].

Out of the Past was remade as Against All Odds[?] in 1984. This version starred Rachel Ward[?], Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Alex Karras[?], Jane Greer, Richard Widmark[?] and Dorian Harewood[?]. It was adapted by Eric Hughes[?] from the original screenplay, and directed by Taylor Hackford[?].

The original film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

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