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Fog Island (1945)

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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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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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STARTLING...The Amazing Tale Of A Fog Swept Place Of Terror! 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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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

Waltz in A Minor
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Karl Hajos
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Justice is served on Fog Island.
27 June 2004 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Nothing like an old, low-budget mystery. Leo Granger(George Zucco)has been released from prison after being framed for embezzlement by his once trusted associates. He decides to invite them to his hideaway haven on Fog Island intimating it is a chance to even the score for his stay in prison as well as the murder of his wife. In the name of justice due, he hopes his guests will accept the invitation in hopes of sharing in the embezzled funds. But instead he has devised a death-trap for those that ill advised and urged some of his past bad behavior.

The fog lends to an atmosphere of mystery. Plus the fact that the guests don't exactly trust each other let alone their host causes a degree of suspense. The abrupt climax serves justice. Veteran villain Lionel Atwill leads the supporting cast of Jerome Cowan, Sharon Douglas, Veda Ann Borg and John Whitney.


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