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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
Jack Mulhall ...
Reardon
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Elmer
John Cowell ...
Wilson (as Jack Cowell)
John Elliott ...
Detective Davis
Sam Flint ...
Harrison - Newspaper Editor
Forrest Taylor ...
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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Fiendishly Awful
9 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the awful death scenes to guns that fire without making sounds to a character called the Fiend. It's all tiresome, slow moving, unimaginative drivel. It was OK seeing the guy with the cape and the hunchback lurking around. Visually it was creepy and probably occupied the moviegoer of the time, but even in 1936 one would think that there would have been a little more imagination and verisimilitude to even a film like this. I just kept waiting for something to happen of any importance as people stood around making speeches and acting like they were posing at an office picnic. And then there are those bullets as a previous commentator mentioned. Perhaps the best clue would have been to search for a water spot on someone's pants pocket.


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