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Escape in the Fog (1945)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 5 April 1945 (USA)
A military nurse recovering at an inn from a nervous breakdown keeps having dreams where she sees two men trying to murder a third. When she meets a man who is a federal agent at the inn, ... See full summary »

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A military nurse recovering at an inn from a nervous breakdown keeps having dreams where she sees two men trying to murder a third. When she meets a man who is a federal agent at the inn, she is astounded to discover that he is the man in her dream who is the intended murder victim. Written by lisirose51@aol.com

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"Slipping Silently Out Of The Fog Came MURDER!" (original one-sheet poster) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Crime nas Brumas  »

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When the two leads get into a taxi and are subsequently joined by the two bad guys due to the wartime restriction to fill cabs, the taxi driver is a very young Shelley Winters. See more »

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The film opens with an establishing shot of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, then shows Eileen Carr (Nina Foch) standing on a bridge walkway and being accosted by a policeman who asks if she's there to kill herself. The Bay Bridge has no walkway and is not known as a suicide site; scenarist Aubrey Wisberg probably had it confused with the Golden Gate Bridge, which does have a walkway and is famous as a suicide bridge. See more »

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Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »

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Slightly foggy, not ruined
9 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This wartime thriller follows conventional plot directions, but the framing of its story in a dream of murder makes it pretty interesting. Foch is excellent and very sexy. The suspense lags after the dream occurs in real time, and we have to see Foch tied up as Kruger (excellent as always) tries to find a missing envelope. Nicely photographed and directed; if only more thought had gone into its conception.


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