6.5/10
1,739
36 user 23 critic

The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance | July 1947 (USA)
A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.

Director:

Jean Renoir

Writers:

Frank Davis (screenplay), Jean Renoir (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Nocturne (1946)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1940s Los Angeles, when womanizing composer Keith Vincent is found dead, the inquest concludes it was a suicide but police detective Joe Warne isn't so sure.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: George Raft, Lynn Bari, Virginia Huston
Trapped (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

U.S. Treasury Department agents go after a ring of counterfeiters.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt
Certificate: Passed Drama | Film-Noir | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful defense attorney who is now a recovering alcoholic, attempts a comeback when he defends a neighbor's son facing a homicide charge.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, Diana Lynn
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Four vets attending college on the GI Bill and a cabaret singer try to rob a Reno Casino and pull off the perfect crime.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Guy Madison, Kim Novak, Brian Keith
Certificate: Passed Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Chicago, an unemployed actor aims to solve the mystery concerning a string of ax murders, apparently committed by a lunatic.

Director: Charles Lederer
Stars: Lew Ayres, Laraine Day, Basil Rathbone
To Trap a Spy (1964)
Comedy | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The pilot for the TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," re-edited and released to theaters as a feature.

Director: Don Medford
Stars: Robert Vaughn, Luciana Paluzzi, Pat Crowley
The Big Clock (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After murdering someone, a magazine tycoon tries to frame an unknown, innocent man for the murder instead, while the innocent man tries to solve the murder himself.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton
Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After surviving a plane crash, a couple tries to find out why one of the passengers was carrying four wills for a million dollars, with each one naming him as the beneficiary.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: James Craig, Signe Hasso, Edmund Gwenn
Documentary | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Produced and narrated by George Stevens Jr., this short documentary uses footage taken by his father when he was in the Army Signal Corps and follows American troops from D-Day in June 1944 to their stand in Berlin in May 1945.

Director: George Stevens Jr.
Stars: George Stevens Jr., Dick Kent, Ken Marthey
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In a complex piece of espionage the Russian secret service attempts to kidnap a high ranking officer in the CIA and replace him with a double of its own.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: Yul Brynner, Britt Ekland, Clive Revill
Private Parts (1972)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Young Cheryl moves into her estranged aunt Martha's rundown King Edward Hotel. One of its offbeat residents, disturbed photographer George, takes special interest in her. Cheryl begins suspecting that a resident was murdered.

Director: Paul Bartel
Stars: Ayn Ruymen, Lucille Benson, John Ventantonio
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Bennett ... Peggy
Robert Ryan ... Scott
Charles Bickford ... Tod
Nan Leslie ... Eve
Walter Sande ... Otto Wernecke
Irene Ryan ... Mrs. Wernecke
Glen Vernon ... Kirk (as Glenn Vernon)
Frank Darien Frank Darien ... Lars
Jay Norris Jay Norris ... Jimmy
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by dule1029@aol.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Men loved her... At their own Risk! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desirable Woman See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film bombed at the box office, resulting in a loss to RKO of $610,000 ($7.3M in 2019) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

Peggy says her husband's "optic nerve was cut," which is why he's blind. But, although she refers to the optic nerve in the singular, people have two optic nerves - one for each eye. See more »

Quotes

Peggy: Have you ever had everything and suddenly had nothing? Nothing but ghosts? Oh, why should I bore you with this.
Scott: You're not! I think I understand. We're pretty much alike, aren't we?
Peggy: Yes. Yes, perhaps we are.
Scott: You're the first one who seems to know what I feel.
See more »

Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the waves wash away one set of names before the next set is displayed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nocturne (1946) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Why can't I forget this? Renoir, let me go!
16 June 1999 | by tonygladSee all my reviews

Although the screenplay is pretty dreadful, though based on an interesting idea, and the dialogue mostly either flat or silly, this film still shows Renoir's mastery, particularly in the purely visual field. It still stays with me in flashes, from nearly a lifetime ago. In addition to the director, that fine actor Robert Ryan, with almost nothing to work with, creates a strong impression. Definitely worth seeing with a fair amount of tolerance.


20 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 36 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed