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Escape in the Fog (1945)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 5 April 1945 (USA)
During WW2, an army nurse on R&R in San Francisco has a premonition about witnessing a murder attempt against a G-man by Nazi agents.


Budd Boetticher (as Oscar Boetticher Jr.)


Aubrey Wisberg (original screenplay)




Cast overview:
Otto Kruger ... Paul Devon
Nina Foch ... Eileen Carr
William Wright ... Barry Malcolm
Konstantin Shayne ... Schiller
Ivan Triesault ... Hausmer - Schiller's Henchman
Ernie Adams ... George Smith


A military nurse recovering at an inn from a nervous breakdown keeps having dreams where she sees two men trying to murder a third. When she meets a man who is a federal agent at the inn, she is astounded to discover that he is the man in her dream who is the intended murder victim. Written by lisirose51@aol.com

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"Slipping Silently Out Of The Fog Came MURDER!" (original one-sheet poster) See more »


Crime | Drama | Film-Noir


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Did You Know?


When the two leads get into a taxi and are subsequently joined by the two bad guys due to the wartime restriction to fill cabs, the taxi driver is a very young Shelley Winters. See more »


In both Eileen's dream and in the later real life scene, she looks at her watch, which reads 10:25, yet later Barry is trying to find the name of a ship that passed under the bridge at midnight, an hour and 35 minutes later. See more »


Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »

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The psychic nurse
20 August 2020 | by guswhovianSee all my reviews

An army nurse on leave has a premonition about witnessing a murder attempt on a bridge. She later meets that man, who is a G-man who is being targeted by Nazi agents.

Escape in the Fog is a standard "B" spy film from Columbia. The film isn't cheap looking, and the cast is good. Nina Foch is good as the lead, while Clark Gable lookalike William Wright is good as the G-man. Top-billed Otto Kruger doesn't get much to do as Wright's boss, while Konstantin Shayne is entertaining as the lead Nazi?

The plot is pretty silly, and the end scene where the two baddies accidentally shoot each other is pretty cheesy stuff. Overall, nothing special, but it's entertaining.

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Release Date:

5 April 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Out of the Fog See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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