I went back a few pages and didn't see any references to "Out of the Past" with Robert Mitchum. I've seen most of the classic noir and detective films of the golden era, but one of my all time favorites would have to be "Out of the Past." I was recently watching the movie on TCM and in the introduction to the film Robert Osborne said that Humphrey Bogart and George Raft turned the leading role down before it was offered to Mitchum. The script probably looked like just another detective movie...but it sure turned out differently. Any other fans of this one here? My favorite line from the movie is when Jane Greer(in possibly the ultimate femme fatale role in noirdom) tells Mitchum she did shoot Kirk Douglas(Whit) but did NOT take his money. Just before laying a passionate lip lock on Greer, Mitchum says flat out, "Baby, I don't care!" That pretty much summed up the Mitchum persona in one sentence and was the title of a good Mitchum biography recently.