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Out of the Fog (1941)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 14 June 1941 (USA)
In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin and Olaf Johnson and they use to fish every night in their old boat. Jonah's daughter is the twenty-one year-old telephone ... See full summary »

Director:

Anatole Litvak

Writers:

Robert Rossen (screen play), Jerry Wald (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Garfield ... Harold Goff
Ida Lupino ... Stella Goodwin
Thomas Mitchell ... Jonah Goodwin
Eddie Albert ... George Watkins
George Tobias ... Igor Propotkin
John Qualen ... Olaf Johnson
Aline MacMahon ... Florence Goodwin
Jerome Cowan ... Assistant D.A.
Odette Myrtil ... Caroline Pomponette
Leo Gorcey ... Eddie
Robert Homans ... Officer Magruder
Bernard Gorcey ... Sam Pepper
Paul Harvey ... Judge Moriarty
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In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin and Olaf Johnson and they use to fish every night in their old boat. Jonah's daughter is the twenty-one year-old telephone operator Stella Goodwin, who is an ambitious young woman that dreams on leaving her neighborhood. She is the sweetheart of the worker George Watkins, a simple man that dreams on marrying her. When the smalltime gangster Harold Goff arrives in Brooklyn, he extorts money from Jonah and Olaf to "protect" their boat from fire and dates Stella. Jonah tries to convince his daughter that Goff is a racketeer that takes money out of poor ordinary people but she does not care to her father since she sees Goff as her chance to have a comfortable life and visit new places. When she discloses to Goff that her father has savings, Goff demands the money to Jonah. Now the old man is convinced that the only chance to get rid off Goff is to fight back. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gentle People See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Friday 14 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Los Angeles Friday 14 December 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Bloomington IN Friday 29 March 1957 on WTTV (Channel 4), in Portland OR Friday 5 April 1957 on KLOR (Channel 12), and in Wichita Tuesday 21 May 1957 on KAKE (Channel 10). See more »

Quotes

Olaf Johnson: A man with the brain of a bank president!
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Alternate Versions

The available version on VHS in Argentina was lifted from a 16mm print in English with Spanish language subtitles. The credits were also redone in Spanish. See more »

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Ordinary People and a Racketeer
3 November 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin (Thomas Mitchell) and Olaf Johnson (John Qualen) and they use to fish every night in their old boat. Jonah's daughter is the twenty-one year-old telephone operator Stella Goodwin (Ida Lupino), who is an ambitious young woman that dreams on leaving her neighborhood. She is the sweetheart of the worker George Watkins (Eddie Albert), a simple man that dreams on marrying her.

When the smalltime gangster Harold Goff (John Garfield) arrives in Brooklyn, he extorts money from Jonah and Olaf to "protect" their boat from fire and dates Stella. Jonah tries to convince his daughter that Goff is a racketeer that takes money out of poor ordinary people but she does not care to her father since she sees Goff as her chance to have a comfortable life and visit new places. When she discloses to Goff that her father has savings, Goff demands the money to Jonah. Now the old man is convinced that the only chance to get rid off Goff is to fight back.

"Out of the Fog" is a good drama with John Garfield performing a cold racketeer and Ida Lupino kind of lost in a contradictory role of a silly young woman that seems to love her father but even after knowing that her boyfriend is extorting him, she continues to date the racketeer. Despite the bleak and amoral conclusion, "Out of the Fog" is a great classic. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Quando a Noite Cai" ("When the Night Falls")


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