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Joan and Magdalen are the daughters of a fisherman. Magdalen leaves her fiancé, Peter, to run off to the big city... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Edna Purviance ... Joan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Bloomer ... Peter the Fisherman

Charles K. French ... The Father
Eve Southern ... Magdalen
Gayne Whitman ... The Novelist from the City
Guy Gilman ... (uncredited)
Charles Hammond ... (uncredited)
Riza Royce ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Josef von Sternberg 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Josef von Sternberg 

Produced by
Charles Chaplin .... producer
Cinematography by
Paul Ivano 
Edward Gheller (uncredited)
Production Design by
Charles D. Hall 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Hammond .... assistant director
Riza Royce .... assistant director
George Ruric .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Max Constant .... still photographer (uncredited)
Mark Marlatt .... camera operator (uncredited)
Rozick .... still photographer (uncredited)
Other crew
Alice White .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"A Woman by the Sea" - USA (alternative title)
"The Sea Gull" - USA (alternative title)
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75 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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It, apparently, contains the longest "travelling shot" ever filmed. Filmed by Paul Ivano, the camera was kept on the move for more than ten minutes.See more »


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6 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Haven't seen it but I love it, 26 August 2008
Author: tpwilson-3 from United States

I have to give this movie a 9, the only thing that spoiled it for me was that all the prints and negatives have been burnt, so I haven't actually seen it, but other than that, it's a great flick. According to the Turner Classic Movie website, "The story for this film is variously attributed to Chaplin and Sternberg, but Sternberg was definitely contracted to direct the film, intended as the screen comeback of Edna Purviance. Filmed as The Sea Gull, it was found lacking by Chaplin, who directed some additional scenes and inserted them into the version finally premiered as A Woman of the Sea at a Beverly Hills theater. It was screened only once, then withdrawn into Chaplin's vaults. Filmed largely on the coast near Monterey." Wow. Good enough for me. Maybe I should have given it a 10.

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