Out of the Fog (1941)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  14 June 1941 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 917 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 10 critic

In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin and Olaf Johnson and they use to fish every night in their old boat. Jonah's daughter is the twenty-one year-old telephone ... See full summary »



(screen play), (screen play), 2 more credits »
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Sea Wolf (1941)
Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster and George Leach have been given refuge aboard the sealer "Ghost," captained by the cruel Wolf Larsen. The crew mutinies against ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield
Johnny Eager (1941)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

District Attorney's daughter falls in love with a gangster the D.A. is trying to put in jail.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The uptight and dumb small time thief Nick Robey and his partner and only friend Al Molin steal $10,000.00 from a man, but the heist goes wrong. Al Molin is killed by a policeman and Nick ... See full summary »

Director: John Berry
Stars: John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two brothers struggle as wildcat truck drivers; one comes to harm, the other is accused of his friend's murder.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ex-GI Nick Blake gets involved in a scheme to fleece a rich young widow, but finds himself falling for her for real, much to the displeasure of his racketeer cohorts.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan
The Lodger (1944)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A landlady suspects her new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Director: John Brahm
Stars: Laird Cregar, Merle Oberon, George Sanders
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman
Scandal Sheet (1952)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed, Broderick Crawford
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley
Stars: James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda
Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett, Robert Preston
Crack-Up (1946)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Art curator George Steele experiences a train wreck...which never happened. Is he cracking up, or the victim of a plot?

Director: Irving Reis
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall


Complete credited cast:
Stella Goodwin
Jonah Goodwin
George Watkins
Igor Propotkin
Olaf Johnson
Aline MacMahon ...
Florence Goodwin
Jerome Cowan ...
Assistant D.A.
Odette Myrtil ...
Caroline Pomponette
Robert Homans ...
Officer Magruder
Bernard Gorcey ...
Sam Pepper
Paul Harvey ...
Judge Moriarty


In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin and Olaf Johnson and they use to fish every night in their old boat. Jonah's daughter is the twenty-one year-old telephone operator Stella Goodwin, who is an ambitious young woman that dreams on leaving her neighborhood. She is the sweetheart of the worker George Watkins, a simple man that dreams on marrying her. When the smalltime gangster Harold Goff arrives in Brooklyn, he extorts money from Jonah and Olaf to "protect" their boat from fire and dates Stella. Jonah tries to convince his daughter that Goff is a racketeer that takes money out of poor ordinary people but she does not care to her father since she sees Goff as her chance to have a comfortable life and visit new places. When she discloses to Goff that her father has savings, Goff demands the money to Jonah. Now the old man is convinced that the only chance to get rid off Goff is to fight back. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama


Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 June 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Gentle People  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


For this film, which was based on Irwin Shaw's play "The Gentle People", nearly all of the characters' names were changed from the play. See more »


Igor Propotkin: All men are created free and equal, so it says in the books. Who am I equal to? Nobody. Throw away the books.
See more »


Version of Gentle People (1969) See more »


Music by Eduardo Durant
Played by the band at the nightclub during the conga line scene
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A heavy and dreary drama of largely synthetic woes...
5 March 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

So said The N.Y. Times in reviewing OUT OF THE FOG and I absolutely agree with their verdict.

JOHN GARFIELD has seldom played a nastier character than he does here as a shake-down hood getting every penny out of his racketeering business from Brooklyn fishermen THOMAS MITCHELL and JOHN QUALEN, and playing around with Mitchell's daughter, IDA LUPINO.

None of the characters are likable, so there's really no one to root for. Ida Lupino's sudden infatuation with the lowdown heel and her willingness to go along with his plans makes no sense when she's clearly a daughter concerned about her father's welfare. Qualen plays a cowardly follower who can never make up his mind about anything (and does it well, by the way). And Thomas Mitchell is a stubborn old man who is finally able to turn the tables on Garfield in an unexpected way.

But the script is one-dimensional gangster stuff with some very good actors given some very banal material to work with. Based on an Irwin Shaw play, it's old-fashioned in concept and tedious in execution even though the director is Anatole Litvak who clearly didn't have his heart in this story.

Garfield and Lupino are fine actors who've done much better work in other films. Both of them are guilty of some heavy overacting here, especially Lupino whenever she loses her temper.

6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
TCM kueskues
Turned off kerrydragon
Discuss Out of the Fog (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: