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Female on the Beach (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 27 August 1955 (UK)
Moving into a beach house involves Lynn Markham in mystery, danger, and romance with a beach boy of dubious motives.

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Cast

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Lynn Markham
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Amy Rawlinson
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Osbert Sorenson
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Eloise Crandall
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Police Lieutenant Galley
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Queenie Sorenson
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Frankovitch
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Mrs. Murchison
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Romo Vincent ...
Pete Gomez
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Storyline

Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house...the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell (or was pushed) from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drummond Hall, her muscular beachcomber neighbor, making themselves quite at home. Lynn soon has no doubts of what her scheming neighbors are up to, but she finds Drummond's physical charms hard to resist. And she still doesn't know what really happened to Eloise. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Shewas TOO HUNGRY FOR LOVE... to care where she found it! See more »


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27 August 1955 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa da Praia  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Natalie Schafer, halfway through filming she was invited by Joan Crawford to her house for a small dinner party, but had to decline as she already had plans. When Schafer arrived onto the set the next morning, she found that her trailer had been physically moved almost to the parking lot of Universal. See more »

Goofs

The type of doorbell that is featured prominently in Crawford's beach house, with four large chime tubes, in reality makes a very different sound than the doorbell sound effect that is heard on the soundtrack whenever the bell is rung. See more »

Quotes

Osbert Sorenson: [to Queenie] I have an uneasy feeling that our honesty is being questioned.
Queenie Sorenson: I think we're being asked to leave.
Osbert Sorenson: So do I.
[to Lynn]
Osbert Sorenson: Would you like us to go?
Lynn Markham: [Sarcastically] As far as you like. Another continent, preferably.
Queenie Sorenson: Au revoir, then.
Lynn Markham: [as they are leaving] Arrivederci.
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Crazy Credits

The main actors names, and the film's title are washed away by ocean waves. See more »

Connections

Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

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Older woman falls for beach boy; a lost Crawford heavy-breather...
20 June 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Glossy trash has wealthy, beach front-living Joan Crawford wooed by shady gigolo Jeff Chandler. Low-brow fun, an adaptation of Robert Hill's play "The Besieged Heart", with steamy clinches and page after page of florid dialogue. Director Joseph Pevney seems to be a perfect match for Crawford: he's obviously tough on the unyielding actress and doesn't let her get away with many "Mildred Pierce"-isms. Crawford also seems to have been personally swayed by hunky Chandler, who doesn't let her hog the spotlight. However, neither star is guided with a trace of self-effacing humor, which turns the proceedings into straight-faced camp. Some of the lines are howlers. **1/2 from ****


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