Eddie Albert in Out of the Fog (1941)

Eddie Albert in Out of the Fog (1941)

Eddie Albert, was an American actor and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday, and in 1973 for The Heartbreak Kid.

Here he is acting surprised-about-to-leave-a-room in Out of the Fog (1941).  Out of the Fog is about some slack-jawed peasants on the Brooklyn shore, and may have a cleverly concealed allegory about fascism in it.

The message would be something like:

Those guys that boss you around and threaten you, they're bad! They are FASCISTS. 
 Wake up America! 

 By the end of the decade it would all be about the Communists, but in 1941 there were darker perils to deal with in the mists.

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