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Fog Island (1945)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  15 February 1945 (USA)
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A man invites a group of people to a holiday in his island home, intending to exact revenge on them.

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(as Terry Morse)

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Veda Ann Borg ...
Sylvia
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Jacqueline deWit ...
Emiline Bronson (as Jacqueline DeWit)
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Storyline

Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons. When everyone arrives, the atmosphere of mutual suspicion and the thick fog that covers the island promise a tense and hazardous weekend for everyone. Written by Snow Leopard

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See The Strange Revenge Of A Framed Man Upon Those He Trusted! See more »


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15 February 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Insel des Grauens  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The New York World-Telegram reported that the rights to the play this film was based on, had been sold for $30,000. This is highly suspect, given the fact that it became a PRC release, a studio that typically paid writers less than $200 for a final script. See more »

Goofs

When Sylvia opens the chest in the lounge and finds the skull, it is facing forward. In the longer shots, thereafter, it is facing upwards towards her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gail: Leo? Leo, are you out here?
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Soundtracks

Liebestraum (Love's Dream)
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Liszt
Played on organ by Sharon Douglas
Arranged by Karl Hajos
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Pretty Murky, But Holds Your Interest
19 September 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This crime/mystery drama is pretty murky in a number of respects, but it holds your interest most of the time with a tense and rather complicated story. George Zucco and Lionel Atwill are right at home in this kind of material, and the rest of the cast is solid if unspectacular.

The setup has Zucco as an ex-convict who has a mysterious home on "Fog Island", to which he lures an assortment of persons whom he holds responsible for framing him and for killing his wife. Zucco is convincing as a half-mad plotter, and although parts of his plan remain obscure or confusing, it's interesting in that his approach to revenge is not the usual one of direct confrontation.

Atwill and Veda Ann Borg are the liveliest of the supporting characters. John Whitney and Sharon Douglas are at least likable, but they are too plain to arouse much interest in their characters, who are significant to the story.

The fog and darkness that dominate the settings help to hide the low-budget production, and they also help in setting the atmosphere of confusion and distrust. There are a fair number of interesting moments, and although it doesn't all fit together as well as it could have, it's a fairly interesting offbeat feature of its kind.


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