FOG ISLAND (1945) George Zucco – Lionel Atwill – Jerome Cowan

Two giants of the screen in one classic old house mystery

An ex-convict named Leo Grainer lives secluded on Fog Island with the daughter of his murdered wife. Seeking to learn who murdered her, and to exact revenge on those who framed him and destroyed his business, he invites his former associates to his creepy island mansion on the pretext he may share a hidden fortune with them.

Prior to their arrival he rigs the mansion with secret passages and a trap. Then, once his guests arrive, he gives each a clue, including his step daughter and butler. This successfully pits everyone against the others and plays on their greed. What then transpires is conflict, revealed mysteries, sudden death, and an unlikely resolution.

George Zucco as Leo Grainer
Lionel Atwill as Alec Ritchfield
Jerome Cowan as Kavanaugh
Sharon Douglas as Gail
Veda Ann Borg as Sylvia
John Whitney as Jeff
Jacqueline deWit as Emiline Bronson
Ian Keith as Dr. Lake
George Lloyd as Allerton – Butler

Directed by Terry O. Morse
Produced by Terry O. Morse & Leon Fromkess
Written by Pierre Gendron & Bernadine Angus (play Angel Island)
Music by Karl Hajos
Cinematography by Ira H. Morgan
Edited by George McGuire

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