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 age gap of the four main actors spanned 33 years. Charles Bickford
was the oldest, born in January 1891, making him 56 years old as of the July 1947 release date. Robert Ryan
was born in November 1909, making him 37 years old. Joan Bennett
was born in February 1910, making her 37 years old, while the "baby" of the bunch was Nan Leslie
, who was born in June 1926, making her only 23 at the time. Both of the male actors were far older than their initial female love interests, Bickford by 19 years and Ryan by 14. Of the four, Bennett lived the longest to age 80, followed by Bickford at 76, Leslie at 74, and Ryan at 63. See more
When Robert Ryan's character rides up to the shipwreck on the beach, his foul weather jacket has a US Navy emblem on the left breast. He's in the Coast Guard, not the Navy. After he dismounts, the emblem is gone. See more
I was so proud of you: the great Tod Butler - fiery American painter who approached his canvas' like a prizefighter.
During the opening credits, the waves wash away one set of names before the next set is displayed. See more