Scott, a troubled Coast Guardsman assigned to a fog-bound station on a remote stretch of beach, suffers from Post Traumatic Stress when he survives a mine explosion that sinks his ship. Although he is engaged to a beautiful young woman who loves him, he becomes involved with an enigmatic femme fatale whom he meets near the beached wreckage of a torpedoed ship. She is married to a renowned painter who was blinded in a traumatic, but mysterious incident, details of which are very hazy. Although they only live in a small cottage, the couple have an ambivalent relationship especially in regards to his priceless cache of unsold paintings, a relationship that evolves into a romantic triangle as Scott falls under her seductive spell.
Go ahead and say it...I'm no good!
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Did You Know?
The last film that Jean Renoir directed in Hollywood, and a very painful experience for him as it was severely compromised. See more
Toward the end of the movie, Peggy is talking to Otto on the phone to warn about her husband and the Lt. It is the same phone they are each talking on. See more
Nice young fellow. Don't you think so?
Yes, he is. I like him.
A little dull though.
Strong outdoor type.
You like that, don't you Peg? You always admired virility.
During the opening credits, the waves wash away one set of names before the next set is displayed. See more