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Female on the Beach (1955)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  4 November 1955 (Belgium)
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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 ...
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Marjorie Bennett ...
Mrs. Murchison
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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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4 November 1955 (Belgium)  »

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A Casa da Praia  »

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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

Lynn Markham: Now, why don't you take your hat in your hand, your sand in your shoes, and go and play in someone else's yard? I've had it, Galley!
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The opening credits are written om wet sand and succeeding waves wash them away. See more »

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Crawford Camp Classic Caca!
25 February 2001 | by (West Hollywood, CA USA) – See all my reviews

FEMALE ON THE BEACH is camp classic trash at its very best in every way. The Richard Alan Simmons script is filled with great one-liners that Crawford fans and camp crazies will be repeating in bars for decades to come. Natalie Schafer and Cecil Kelloway are basically piss-elegant pimps who groom groovy muscle-studs (in this case Jeff Chandler and later we see Ed Fury) to roam the sands of Newport Beach looking for heavily-monied, lonely, alcoholic broads. They meet their match with Lynn Markham (Crawford) who knows a thing or two about high-class prostitution. She falls for Chandler, but Chandler falls for her and nearly loses her life to jilted, malicious beach bunny Jan Sterling. Just the sight of Crawford in stiletto heels drunkenly traversing the sands at night and delivering bitchy one-liners with great gusto will keep the viewer in stiches. A laugh riot and noir fun! Not bad soap opera either.


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