An ex-convict embezzler’s enemies accept his invitation to visit his spooky mansion.
Fun movie, lousy print I’d give the movie 4 stars for the cast (Zucco, Atwill, etc), atmosphere, fun. The old creepy island with hidden passages, killers, and possible missing treasure never gets old. The young lovers were so-so at best, but given the war was going on that can be somewhat forgiven. I’d love to see if the stage version of this has really ever been done. So with all that, why do I give it 3 stars when I said 4? The print quality is terrible. There are times where its somewhere between unwatchable and…
Fog Island DVD It’s really sad that Hollywood isn’t producing this kind of b/w thriller today. “Fog Island” is not only fog-bound, without any means of outside communication, but also stunning in its plot development, acting, and intrigue.George Zucco steals the show with his saturnine personality and nearly flat-affect delivery of every line. He’s so very cool and controlled, even when others fly off the handle, as many of his “friends” do in the film. The theme: revenge, served piping…
I love old movies like this so I’m only too happy when I find one (in spite of its poor condition. The transfer is anything but exceptional, but I’ll take what I can get at this point). The plot is overly familiar, trap a group of people on an island, in an old house, and pit one against the other using greed as the bait. This is a tale of revenge. And yes indeed, there is fog (of the artificial kind, wholly manufactured for effect). Poor Leo Grainer (the fabulous George Zucco) is a tad…
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