George Zucco is a very under-appreciated star from the Golden Age of film. He was a B list actor and never had that one defining role that would've cemented a legacy. Still, Zucco had a certain charm and creepiness (he mainly starred in horror films) that resonate as being genuine. Fog Island (1945) is a typical example of his work, flawed yet intriguing.
Zucco plays Leo Granger, a business man who has just been released from prison after serving a five year sentence for embezzlement.
He lives on a gloomy, secluded, fog-shrouded island with his step-daughter, the daughter of Leo's now deceased wife.
Leo had been framed for crime, and he vows revenge on the four people responsible. He also suspects one of them of murdering his wife while he was in prison. So, he invites all four conspirators to the remote Fog Island under the false pretense that he had stashed the money he was supposed to have embezzled there, and they will all be payed their share.
Like moths to a flame, they come, including the supposed psychic who should've known better.
Leo has configured his house (which was built by pirates) with secret passages and death traps.
The tensions involved force the conspirators to turn on each other.
Which of them shall survive Fog Island?
Fog Island- full feature film