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Out Of The Fog

Working-class dreamers Jonah and Olaf fish the Brooklyn waters and ponder their glorious plan: buy a big boat and head for sunny Cuba. Then an amoral gangster puts the squeeze on the few bucks they’ve saved and puts the moves on Jonah’s daughter.


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Genre:   Drama
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Director:   Anatole Litvak
Cast:   John Garfield, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Eddie Albert, George Tobias
Theatrical Release Date:   06/14/1941
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Out Of The Fog
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Engaging characters (3)
  • Great cinematography (3)

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    4.0

    Crime Does Not Pay

    By TGT

    from Pittsburgh, PA

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          Comments about Out Of The Fog:

          The sets were the best thing about this film. The cinematography was
          remarkable for a low budget film-you could feel the grime and rundown area
          they lived. Anything with Ida Lupino is worth watching once.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Out Of The Fog shines !

          By Charlie B

          from Charlotte, NC

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          • Broad Appeal
          • Emotionally Engaging
          • Engaging Characters
          • Great Cinematography

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            Comments about Out Of The Fog:

            Out Of The Fog has a great setting around foggy Sheepshead Bay docks where two old guys fish from a small motor boat and dream of a bigger boat and bigger fishing trips. One of the fishermen (Thomas Mitchell) has a beautiful but bored daughter (Ida Lupino) who falls for the small-time hood who extorts protection money from the fishing buddies. John Garfield is great as the cruel and callous hood who has a soft spot for Lupino. Film Noir requires a sense of moral amiguity and dramatic tension which are present in the timid fishermen's struggle to save Lupino from the evil John Garfield . This is not the darkest noir I've ever seen, but it is an enjoyable watch with a good resolution !

            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It doesn't feel like New York City

            By AlanJBBX

            from Waldorf, MD

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            • Engaging Characters
            • Great Cinematography
            • Talented Acting

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              Comments about Out Of The Fog:

              I enjoyed this movie very much

              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              GARFIELD CUTS THROUGH "THE FOG"

              By Cowboy King

              from Arden Mountains, MN

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              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value

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                Comments about Out Of The Fog:

                For those familiar with the legendary output of the Group Theatre in the 1930s & 1940s, this film is a MUST. There are probably few films which exemplify the capabilities of the Group; but this one is among the BEST. Based on a Group theatrical production by Irwin Shaw, the script has been translated superbly to the screen by Robert Rossen, Jerry Wald and Richard Macaulay, with Group legend John Garfield at his predatory best, with incredible cinematography by James Wong Howe.

                The story is simple: a con man terrorizes a waterfront town, offering his "protection services" to the town's inhabitants as insurance that damage won't be done their property (by the con man, of course). While the initial prices are nominal, they begin to increase as the con man begins to understand what his victims value most. At the point where he begins a relationship with the daughter of one of his victims, the tide begins to turn, and his victims begin to plot against him.

                As the two chief victims, Thomas Mitchell and John Qualen are delightfully innocent, looking forward to going fishing after work a few nights a week, and entirely out of their league when the con man enters their lives. Ida Lupino is magnificent as Mitchell's daughter, as she can perform equally well as the small town girl, older than her years, as well as the street-wise man-magnet, who seeks an exit from the traps of her sheltered existence. The cast is filled out by Eddie Albert as Ida Lupino's small town boyfriend, as well as a supporting cast of oddball characters seemingly lifted whole from a William Saroyan backlot.

                But this film belongs to John Garfield as the con man. Garfield owns every scene in which he appears, and can be simultaneously charming and slimy. His command of the simple gestures of life are brilliantly outstanding, and would be emulated in years to come by James Dean, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and other lesser actors who attempted a natural performance through Stanislavsky/Method acting. But Garfield was there before them; and his performance is as fresh and fascinating today, as it was in 1941 when this film was first released.

                If you enjoy watching a great actor in his prime, catch John Garfield in "Out Of The Fog." This is a forgotten classic, and needs wider exposure.

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