Out of the Fog

Synopsis: In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin and Olaf Johnson and they use to fish every night in their old boat. Jonah's daughter is the twenty-one year-old telephone operator Stella Goodwin, who is an ambitious young woman that dreams on leaving her neighborhood. She is the sweetheart of the worker George Watkins, a simple man that dreams on marrying her. When the smalltime gangster Harold Goff arrives in Brooklyn, he extorts money from Jonah and Olaf to "protect" their boat from fire and dates Stella. Jonah tries to convince his daughter that Goff is a racketeer that takes money out of poor ordinary people but she does not care to her father since she sees Goff as her chance to have a comfortable life and visit new places. When she discloses to Goff that her father has savings, Goff demands the money to Jonah. Now the old man is convinced that the only chance to get rid off Goff is to fight back.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Anatole Litvak
Production: Warner Bros.
85 min

Fire engines?

It's nothing, just a little fishing-boat

caught fire at the end of the pier.

Jonah, maybe it is ours?

- Don't worry, sport, it's not your boat.

Mister ..

What makes you so sure it's not our boat?

- You can take my word for it.

You are here.

The fire is down at the pier.

How do you know?

I just know.

Come along, Olaf.

- Yeah, I'm ready.

Wait a minute, Jonah. It's cold out.

Let me button your coat.

Well, goodbye Mr Goff. I hope I have

the pleasure of seeing you again.

Don't worry, sport. You will.

Hurry Jonah, you know Caroline.


- Yeah?

Here .. and don't forget. The next time

you run off to a fire, I'll fire you.

I'll fire you! You understand?

Always hollering.

I wish you would fire me.

"Don't ring up the cash register",

"don't do this", "don't do that".

You don't holler at Olaf like that.

The pushing around I got

to take for the dough I get.

What did you say, Eddie?

- Nothing. I didn't say nothing.

By the way, George called. He'll be down

in a few minutes. He ordered the usual.

Hi everybody.

How's business, Mr Propotkin?

Terrible. Even the people who

never pay, stopped buying.

There you are. Gee, I'm glad you finally

got here. I was getting worried about you.

How do you feel? You look good.

But then you always look good to me.

Boy, did I have a swell day today.

Sold off a lot of junk that had been

laying around the shop for years.

Boy, was I in good form.

I don't know why. I never had

such bad luck in all my life.

But then it's a pleasure to

lose to a good sport like you.

Put that back, Sam.

- Put what back? - That ace.

What ace?

That ace you are trying to deal

yourself, you old gyp-artist you.

You want to gyp, do it slick. Here, I'll

show you. Put that ace back in the deck.

Back in the deck?

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Robert Rossen

Robert Rossen (March 16, 1908 – February 18, 1966) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer whose film career spanned almost three decades. His 1949 film All the King's Men won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, while Rossen was nominated for an Oscar as Best Director. He won the Golden Globe for Best Director and the film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture. In 1961 he directed The Hustler, which was nominated for nine Oscars and won two. After directing and writing for the stage in New York, Rossen moved to Hollywood in 1937. There he worked as a screenwriter for Warner Bros. until 1941, and then interrupted his career to serve until 1944 as the chairman of the Hollywood Writers Mobilization, a body to organize writers for the effort in World War II. In 1945 he joined a picket line against Warner Bros. After making one film for Hal Wallis's newly formed production company, Rossen made one for Columbia Pictures, another for Wallis and most of his later films for his own companies, usually in collaboration with Columbia. Rossen was a member of the American Communist Party from 1937 to about 1947, and believed the Party was "dedicated to social causes of the sort that we as poor Jews from New York were interested in."He ended all relations with the Party in 1949. Rossen was twice called before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), in 1951 and in 1953. He exercised his Fifth Amendment rights at his first appearance, refusing to state whether he had ever been a Communist. As a result, he found himself blacklisted by Hollywood studios as well as unable to renew his passport. At his second appearance he named 57 people as current or former Communists and his blacklisting ended. In order to repair finances he produced his next film, Mambo, in Italy in 1954. While The Hustler in 1961 was a great success, conflicts on the set of Lilith so disillusioned him that it was his last film. more…

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