Jeff Bailey, small-town gas pumper, has his mysterious past catch up with him one day when he's ordered to meet with gambler Whit Sterling. En route to the meeting, he tells girlfriend Ann his story. Flashback: Once, Jeff was a private eye hired by Sterling to find his mistress Kathie who shot Whit and absconded with $40,000. He traces her to Acapulco...where the delectable Kathie makes Jeff forget all about Sterling... Back in the present, Whit's new job for Jeff is clearly a trap, but Jeff's precautions only leave him more tightly enmeshed...
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
A guy without a fortune! A girl with too much past!
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Did You Know?
Circa 1990, AMC had a similar format to TCM's. Debbie Reynolds hosted a presentation of "Out of the Past" guesting Jane Greer. Miss Greer recounted numerous fond memories of Robert Mitchum and his brotherly, protective attitude towards her. In contrast, she had nothing to say about notorious skirt-chaser Kirk Douglas. See more
When Jeff is walking away from the lake, he is carrying a fishing rod with no reel on it. See more
Very difficult girl.
Is there one who is *not* so, Señor?
Also available in a computer colorized version. See more
The First Time I Saw You
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
From The Toast of New York (1937)
Used as main theme in score See more