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The Woman on the Beach
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Director:
Writers:
Frank Davis (screenplay) and
Jean Renoir (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1947 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Go ahead and say it...I'm no good!
Plot:
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 »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
User Reviews:
Beautiful film noir. See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (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 Andersen ... 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 Charles H. Gardiner Lt. Comdr. U.S.C.G.R.)
Paula Walling .... dialogue director
Leonard Shannon .... unit publicity writer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
71 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
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)

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Toward the end of the movie Peggy is talking to Otto on the phone to warn about her husband and the Lt. It is the same phone they are each talking on.See more »
Quotes:
Peggy:You even looked at me as if I were a ghost.
Scott:Well, what are you, anyway?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007) (TV)See more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful film noir., 30 May 2000
Author: jakob_34 from Göteborg, Sweden

This is an odd attempt by the great Jean Renoir to make a film noir. The script is not so good, but visually this film is dynamite, with wonderful photograpy by Leo Tover and Harry J Wild. Renoir did extensive retakes of many scenes, but was unable to get it right, unfortunately the film was severly cut by RKO for being too sensual and provocative. Whats left is great, a tormented husband, his unfaithful wife and her lover, who isnt convinced the husband is blind. The story is made dramtic by Renoir, and his careful direction makes the rather badly written characters interesting. The acting by Robert Ryan and Joan Bennett is very exellent, and Charles Bickford is both brutal and sensitive as the husband. The film has dramatic music by Hanns Eisler and despite having laughable dialogue in some scenes it is definately worth watching. The work of a great cinematic artist.

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