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Beyond the Forest (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance | 21 October 1949 (USA)
Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husband's patients to pay their bills so she ... See full summary »

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Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husband's patients to pay their bills so she can visit Chicago; her husband's patience is also tried: he tells her to go and never come back. Once there, Neil tells her he doesn't want her. Back home and pregnant, Neil shows up and now wants her. The caretaker at Neil's lodge threatens to reveal her pregnancy... Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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This film is listed among The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, as Rosa prepares to catch the Chicago train, the camera dollies backwards, away from her, and as it does, the equipment bangs into her closet door, causing the clothes hanging on it to sway back-and-forth. See more »

Quotes

Rosa Moline: You could get me out.
Neil Latimer: Sure I could. But why should I?
Rosa Moline: I'm the kind of woman you need.
Neil Latimer: Rosa, you're a scream. Don't you know that half the society dames in Chicago trot their daughters out for my inspection? Like fillies at a racetrack. Girls with beauty, breeding, accomplishments. Girls who 've been places. Speak languages.
Rosa Moline: [Indignant] Not yours.
Neil Latimer: Maybe I want to learn theirs.
Rosa Moline: You can't teach an old dog new tricks. I want you to marry me.
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Crazy Credits

The film begins after the opening credits with this warning title: This is the story of evil. Evil is headstrong - is puffed up. For our souls sake, it is salutory for us to view it in all it's ugly nakedness once in a while. Thus may we know how those who deliver themselves over to it end up like the scorpion, in a mad frenzy stinging themselves to eternal death. See more »


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Chicago
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Music by Fred Fisher (1922)
Heard throughout as part of the background score
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What a weird movie!
2 September 2000 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

One of Davis's most unusual performances as a bored doctor's wife who carries on an affair with millionaire Brian and eventually gets involved with a murder. Story is so full of oddities, that Davis alone cannot even pull this one over. This is where the immortal line "what a dump!" is said.


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