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Female on the Beach (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 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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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
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Frankovitch
Marjorie Bennett ...
Mrs. Murchison
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Pete Gomez
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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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Never has a woman loved so deeply . . . Or so dangerously! See more »


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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 »

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Lynn Markham: I wouldn't have you if you were hung with diamonds upside down!
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The opening credits are written om wet sand and succeeding waves wash them away. See more »

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Visually Gorgeous
5 June 2000 | by ( LOS ANGELES) – See all my reviews

A stunningly gorgeous movie. I knew, that a movie with such a bold, unusual, campy title had to be gorgeous. I must say that Crawford is my favorite dramatic actress. I also respect Crawford for her choice of scripts.

Apart from Crawford, the movie was quite good and unusual. It is the love affair between two middle-aged people who are less than admirable. She married money, and he would like to. They are both rotten, useless, and they deserve each other; and yet, they are human and touching and you want them to find happiness. Too many movie heroes are morally pristine. A wonderful movie. Is there such a thing as a bad Crawford movie? I can't think of one. Watching any Crawford movie is like entering a world of high intelligence, relevance and fine humor.

I am more eager than ever to see every single Crawford movie. I always liked Crawford, but I am now beginning to suspect she was a genius. She is the only actress who has yet to disappoint me. I wish she had kept her real name Lucille Lasueur. It suits her French looks much better. Crawford never loses her dignity, not even in a sordid drama. She makes tawdriness classy. This is also one of Chandler's most memorable roles.


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