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A Face in the Fog (1936)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  1 February 1936 (USA)
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A mysterious killer known as The Fiend uses an unusual bullet as his trademark for his murders.

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Lawrence Gray ...
Peter Fortune
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Reardon
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Elmer
John Cowell ...
Wilson (as Jack Cowell)
John Elliott ...
Detective Davis
Sam Flint ...
Harrison - Newspaper Editor
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Bruce Cromwell
George Ball Trio ...
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Ramsdall Dancers ...
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Donna Lee Trio ...
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Cast members of a show at the Alden theatre are being terrorized by a hunchback killer known as the Fiend, using frozen bullets, and two have been killed. Newspaper reporters Jean Monroe, drama editor, and Frank Gordon, accompanied by a dumb photographer, Elmer are on the story. Jean receives a note from Ted Wallington, the star of the play,"Satan's Bride", to meet him. From him, she learns the note was a fake, the lights go out and the Fiend strikes again as Wallington slumps to the floor dead. Peter Fortune, the author of the show, who has helped the police solve previous cases, agrees to assist on this case, but insists on working alone. Jean and Frank have taken rooms at the Globe Hotel, where Reardon, an actor, is also a resident. A telephone message for Frank turns out to be a ruse in the hopes of getting him out of the hotel. Reardon suggests calling the police but, while phoning, his finger is holding the receiver hook down. Meanwhile, Elmer calls Frank and the reporter is ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Interesting 1930s murder mystery
26 May 2003 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

My copy of this film is very difficult to watch (lots of vertical wavy lines), so it was tough to stick with this film, but it was an interesting 1930s murder mystery. It was fun to see lots of old cars with running boards all over the street scenes. The acting was competent, & the plot involved a novel idea (of "frozen" bullets). You have to forget about the fact that the killer carried these "frozen" bullets around for hours in his pocket, but that's a mere insignificant detail in a "Poverty Row" film such as this one. I rate it 5/10.


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