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Escape in the Fog (1945)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 5 April 1945 (USA)
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, ... See full summary »

Director:

Budd Boetticher (as Oscar Boetticher Jr.)

Writer:

Aubrey Wisberg (original screenplay)
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Cast

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
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuga en la niebla See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Barry and Eileen are sitting at the table they get the note that Barry has been waiting for which reads S.S.Pelican Docked at Half-Moon Bay Gene The note is typed. When the spies retrieve the note from Eileen's bag and put the torn note together it is handwritten. See more »

Goofs

The film opens with an establishing shot of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, then shows Eileen Carr (Nina Foch) standing on a bridge walkway and being accosted by a policeman who asks if she's there to kill herself. The Bay Bridge has no walkway and is not known as a suicide site; scenarist Aubrey Wisberg probably had it confused with the Golden Gate Bridge, which does have a walkway and is famous as a suicide bridge. See more »

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

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quintessential Columbia B
2 October 2003 | by goblinhairedguySee all my reviews

A woman dreams of a man being murdered, and later she experiences the scene in real life. Before he made his name with the Ranown series of Westerns, Boetticher churned out a skein of low-budget programmers for Columbia and Monogram, many of them well above average. This mystery, while no masterpiece, nicely illustrates what Andrew Sarris called "the beatitude of the Bs". With typical B movie non-logic, the intriguing dream-coming-true angle is taken at face value and never explained. There are a couple of clever escape scenes, and the stylish 40s wardrobe (wide lapels, pin-striped suits, floppy hats) rivals the sartorial splendor of a Hawks movie. Second-string stalwart Nina Foch, more alluring than usual, gives another intelligent performance despite the plot holes. An even finer second-feature from the same director, Behind Locked Doors, has recently received mainstream video release.


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