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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 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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"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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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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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Nice performance by Nina Foch
27 June 2009 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Escape in the Fog" is an intriguing 1945 B movie directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Nina Foch and Otto Kruger. Foch is a nurse, Eileen Carr, honorably discharged from the service after a something akin to a nervous breakdown. She has a nightmare where she witnesses a man being attacked on the Golden Gate Bridge. Once awake, she meets the actual victim in her dream, Barry Malcolm (William Wright) who is staying in the same place. There's an immediate attraction, and he offers to take her to San Francisco with him.

Once there, Malcolm, a special agent, gets orders from his boss, Paul Devon (Kruger) to go to Hong Kong to deliver a package to the Chinese underground. Devon's house has been bugged by the Axis, and they follow Malcolm to get the package. When it's revealed that the people who picked up Malcolm were not sent by Devon, Eileen realizes her dream is about to come true, and she rushes to the Golden Gate Bridge. The rest of the story takes place from there.

This is a pretty preposterous tale, but entertaining nonetheless, with a strong performance by the lovely Foch. Baby boomers like myself remember her as an older woman and a constant television presence. Here she's young, and she and Kruger do an excellent job of holding this film together.

If you can overcome the plot holes, you'll enjoy this one.


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