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Fog Island (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 15 February 1945 (USA)
An inventor recently released from prison invites a group of former business associates to a holiday in his island home, intending to exact revenge on them.

Director:

Terry O. Morse (as Terry Morse)

Writers:

Pierre Gendron (screenplay), Bernadine Angus (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Zucco ... Leo Grainer
Lionel Atwill ... Alec Ritchfield
Jerome Cowan ... Kavanaugh
Veda Ann Borg ... Sylvia
Sharon Douglas Sharon Douglas ... Gail
John Whitney John Whitney ... Jeff
Jacqueline deWit ... Emiline Bronson (as Jacqueline DeWit)
Ian Keith ... Dr. Lake
George Lloyd ... Allerton - Butler
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Storyline

Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons. When everyone arrives, the atmosphere of mutual suspicion and the thick fog that covers the island promise a tense and hazardous weekend for everyone. Written by Snow Leopard

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Insel des Grauens See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The New York World-Telegram reported that the rights to the play this film was based on, had been sold for $30,000. This is highly suspect, given the fact that it became a PRC release, a studio that typically paid writers less than $200 for a final script. See more »

Goofs

When Sylvia opens the chest in the lounge and finds the skull, it is facing forward. In the longer shots, thereafter, it is facing upwards towards her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gail: Leo? Leo, are you out here?
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Soundtracks

Liebestraum (Love's Dream)
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Music by Franz Liszt
Played on organ by Sharon Douglas
Arranged by Karl Hajos
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Carnage For Karma
13 November 2005 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

First time of watching: entertaining low budget spooky house mystery with Zucco and Atwill at their eye-popping peaks. Terrible print - the negative must look transparent, so I would definitely recommend switching the lights off (or a cinema) for optimum viewing.

It's a PRC stagey mix of And Then There Were None (in this case, Two) and The Cat And The Canary, with a few extra twists, but with only nine characters. The butler was a short-lived oddball however, quickly dispatched with gusto from the plot to the cynical amusement of Zucco. To my cynical amusement it's at that moment that Zucco is reminded that he "blew his top" when he was in prison - not hard to imagine!

The male romantic lead was even more wooden, impetuous and prescient than the rest of the cast (Jerome Cowan was wasted yet again), but overall I enjoyed the film, nice atmosphere when the print allowed and an almost believable nasty-revenge storyline.


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