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The Woman on the Beach (1947)

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A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.

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Kirk (as Glenn Vernon)
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Lars
Jay Norris ...
Jimmy
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Scott, a troubled Coast Guardsman assigned to a fog-bound station on a remote stretch of beach, suffers from Post Traumatic Stress when he survives a mine explosion that sinks his ship. Although he is engaged to a beautiful young woman who loves him, he becomes involved with an enigmatic femme fatale whom he meets near the beached wreckage of a torpedoed ship. She is married to a renowned painter who was blinded in a traumatic, but mysterious incident, details of which are very hazy. Although they only live in a small cottage, the couple have an ambivalent relationship especially in regards to his priceless cache of unsold paintings, a relationship that evolves into a romantic triangle as Scott falls under her seductive spell. Written by dule1029@aol.com

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Go ahead and say it...I'm no good!


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2 June 1947 (USA)  »

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Desirable Woman  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Peggy says her husband's "optic nerve was cut," which is why he's blind. But although she refers to the optic nerve in the singular, people have two optic nerves, one for each eye. See more »

Quotes

Tod: Peggy, did it ever occur to you that to me you'll always be beautiful no matter how old you grow? I'll always remember you as you were the last day I saw you - young, beautiful, bright, excitimg. No one who can see can say that to you. Peg, you're so beautiful... so beautiful outside... so rotten inside.
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During the opening credits, the waves wash away one set of names before the next set is displayed. See more »

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Interesting Melodrama That Never Quite Catches Fire
17 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jean Renoir was a fascinating director, but this one has holes in it, despite a classic "beach" mood. Robert Ryan, one of our most underrated actors, looks perfect but seems miscast in this one. Joan Bennett (I've never quite gotten her appeal) seems lost, although she was perfect in the two Fritz Lang films (Scarlett Street & Woman in the Window). Best performance = Charles Bickford as the blind painter-husband. I know there were problems with editing this at the time, but I kept hoping for more.

A 6 out of 10. Too much blasting music, but great cinematography. Irene Ryan (Granny Clampett) has a supporting role, and I believe this is the first film I've seen her in. A great director, but I just couldn't grab onto this film.


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