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Frank Davis (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
2 June 1947 (USA) See more »
Go ahead and say it...I'm no good!
A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Bennett ... Peggy

Robert Ryan ... Scott

Charles Bickford ... Tod
Nan Leslie ... Eve
Walter Sande ... Otto Wernecke

Irene Ryan ... Mrs. Wernecke
Glen Vernon ... Kirk (as Glenn Vernon)
Frank Darien ... Lars
Jay Norris ... Jimmy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Anderson ... Coast Guardsman (uncredited)
Carl Armstrong ... Lenny (uncredited)
Bonnie Blair ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Hugh Chapman ... Young Fisherman (uncredited)
Kay Christopher ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Maria Dodd ... Nurse Jennings (uncredited)
Carol Donell ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
John Elliott ... Old Workman (uncredited)
Carl Faulkner ... Old Fisherman (uncredited)
Donald Gordon ... Donnie (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Dr. Smith (uncredited)

Martha Hyer ... Mrs. Barton (uncredited)
Jackie Jackson ... Johnnie (uncredited)
Drew Miller ... Coast Guardsman (uncredited)
Nancy Saunders ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Robert Seiter ... Coast Guardsman (uncredited)
Bill Shannon ... Blacksmith (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Renoir 
Writing credits
Frank Davis (screenplay) and
Jean Renoir (screenplay)

J.R. Michael Hogan (adaptation) (as Michael Hogan)

Mitchell Wilson (novel "None So Blind")

Produced by
Jack J. Gross .... executive producer
Will Price .... associate producer
Original Music by
Hanns Eisler 
Cinematography by
Leo Tover (director of photography)
Harry J. Wild (director of photography) (as Harry Wild)
Film Editing by
Lyle Boyer 
Roland Gross 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Walter E. Keller 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
John Sturtevant (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James E. Casey .... assistant director (as James Casey)
John Pommer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
Jean L. Speak .... sound
Special Effects by
Russell A. Cully .... special effects
Editorial Department
Harold Palmer .... montage
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Gil Grau .... orchestral arrangements
Other crew
Charles H. Gardiner .... technical advisor (as Lt. Comdr. Charles H. Gardiner U.S.C.G.R.)
Paula Walling .... dialogue director
Leonard Shannon .... unit publicity writer (uncredited)
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71 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Finland:K-12 (1971) | Finland:K-16 (1948) | Iceland:L | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #11450, Adult Audience)

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Factual errors: 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 »
Scott:[Admiring the paintings] These must be worth a fortune now that you're...
[Scott hesitates to say 'blind.']
Tod:Since you're convinced I'm blind, go ahead... say it, but you're right. Now that I can't paint anymore, this stuff of mine gets more valuable every day. There's an old saying in my trade: a man never gets rich until he's dead. I assure you a blind painter's just the same as a dead man.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007) (TV)See more »


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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Why can't I forget this? Renoir, let me go!, 16 June 1999
Author: Anthony Glad from Brisbane, Australia

Although the screenplay is pretty dreadful, though based on an interesting idea, and the dialogue mostly either flat or silly, this film still shows Renoir's mastery, particularly in the purely visual field. It still stays with me in flashes, from nearly a lifetime ago. In addition to the director, that fine actor Robert Ryan, with almost nothing to work with, creates a strong impression. Definitely worth seeing with a fair amount of tolerance.

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