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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:
2 June 1947 (USA) See more »
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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 »
User Reviews:
Interesting Melodrama That Never Quite Catches Fire See more (28 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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 
John Sturtevant 
 
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 .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Charles H. Gardiner .... technical advisor (as Lt. Cmdr. Charles H. Gardiner)
Paula Walling .... dialogue director
Leonard Shannon .... unit publicity writer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
71 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 (1971) | Finland:K-16 (1948) | Iceland:L | USA:Approved (PCA #11450, Adult Audience)

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Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Scott:You know I don't understand much about painting.
Tod:There's nothing much to understand. It hasn't anything to do with the brain. It's the eye. A painting's like a woman. She either thrills you or she doesn't.
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Melodrama That Never Quite Catches Fire, 17 April 2005
Author: shepardjessica-1 from United States

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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