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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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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Humphrey Bogart was originally chosen to play Harold Goff. However, Ida Lupino had just finished shooting They Drive by Night (1940) and High Sierra (1941) with Bogart, and they had not gotten along. Lupino protested, and because she'd had a bigger name than Bogart at the time, she got her way, forcing an angry Bogart to shoot off a telegram to Jack L. Warner asking, "When did Ida Lupino start casting films at your studio?" 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 »

Connections

Version of Gentle People (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Concert in the Park
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin
Played in the bar at the beginning
Also played when Jonah and Olaf discuss moving the boat to Gravesend Bay
Also played at the end
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Excellent Warner Brothers drama
11 September 2001 | by haroldg-2See all my reviews

'Out of the Fog' is director Anatole Litvak's excellent film version of the Irwin Shaw play, 'The Gentle People,' starring two of Warner Brothers greatest stars, John Garfield and Ida Lupino. Garfield plays a cruel, small-time racketeer who terrorizes two Brooklyn fishermen as the one's restless daughter (Lupino) falls in love with him. Both stars offer terrific performances, with Garfield especially good in a rare villainous role. Top honors, though, go to Thomas Mitchell and John Qualen, two of our very best character actors, who steal the film from the stars with their top-notch performances as the terrorized fishermen.

Highly recommended.


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