For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Build My Gallows High

Jacques Tourneur USA, 1947

Haruki's rating of the film Goldenes Gift

[Re-watched and re-rated] For a film that receives universal praise, the appeal of Out of Past is quite subtle. Although it may lack the big and bold Hollywood bravura, the acting, photography, script and direction are consistently excellent, and the drama slowly culminates in a wonderfully downbeat conclusion. I like how Mitchum knocks out a guy, takes his brief case, steals his cigarette and lights it.