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Female on the Beach (1955)

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Moving into a beach house involves Lynn Markham in mystery, danger, and romance with a beach boy of dubious motives.

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Lynn Markham
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Amy Rawlinson
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Osbert Sorenson
Judith Evelyn ...
Eloise Crandall
Charles Drake ...
Police Lieutenant Galley
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Queenie Sorenson
Stuart Randall ...
Frankovitch
Marjorie Bennett ...
Mrs. Murchison
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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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He was the kind of man that her kind of woman CAN'T LEAVE ALONE! See more »


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Release Date:

4 November 1955 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa da Praia  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shortly before the film was made, Joan Crawford was dating the president of Universal Pictures, who offered her the role. She also was given her choice of leading man, and she selected Jeff Chandler. 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

Lynn Markham: If you don't let me go, I'll call the police.
Drummond Hall: That's right, be afraid - a little afraid at least. A woman's no good to a man unless she's a little afraid of him.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are written om wet sand and succeeding waves wash them away. 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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