Woman on the Beach, The

Peggy feels trapped to her husband Tod, a famed painter whose career and eyesight she destroyed during a violent quarrel. A war-traumatized sailor who wants Peggy for himself is convinced Tod feigns blindness to control her.


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The Woman on the Beach
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging (5)
  • Classic style (4)
  • Entertaining (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie buff (5), Collector (3)
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    4.0

    " ON THE BEACH "

    By J.Gabin

    from Pasadena, CA

    About Me Movie Buff

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          Comments about The Woman on the Beach:

          The print comes with speckles, marks, a few bad frames and some minor issue with the audio track from time to time but decent contrast, relatively sharp 'image', and quite good black.
          However a few scenes are over bright and other too dark.
          Watchable print.

          HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Unlike Other Jean Renoir Films

          By Curt

          from Mountain View, CA

          About Me Movie Buff

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          Pros

          • Classic
          • Engaging

          Cons

          • Uneven

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment

          Comments about The Woman on the Beach:

          If Jean Renoir's name didn't appear in the credits of "The Woman on the Beach," you would never know this was a Jean Renoir film. This was Renoir's only foray into the film noir genre. Unfortunately, though most of the film is engaging, the ending is painfully unconvincing and smacks of studio tampering. It's too bad because Joan Bennett and Robert Ryan are fabulous, plus the photography is very atmospheric. Still, if you want to see one of Jean Renoir's Hollywood films, this one is recommended with reservation.

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          5.0

          FINALLY on DVD!!! Film Noir treasure!

          By Knowitall

          from New York, N.Y.

          About Me Collector

          Pros

          • Classic
          • Engaging
          • Entertaining

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment

            Comments about The Woman on the Beach:

            As a Film Noir collector, I was thrilled to buy this.

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            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            You wouldn't know it's a Renoir

            By dagmar godowsky

            from Vermont

            About Me Avid Reader, Movie Buff

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            Pros

            • Engaging

            Cons

            • Disjointed
            • Uneven

            Best Uses

            • Education
            • Entertainment
            • Everyone

            Comments about The Woman on the Beach:

            It's a perfectly ordinary film for a director whose output included some of the best films ever made. Clearly this film has been edited and there are some jarring examples of its cutting down by the studio in terms of action and narrative. But, stylistically there is nothing special about this film. It looks like the standard, if slightly more artificial looking, output of the period. Worth seeing nonetheless.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic Melodrama by the Great Renoir!

            By Chris

            from Hamden, CT

            About Me Audiophile, Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

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            Pros

            • Classic
            • Engaging
            • Entertaining
            • Thoughtful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Education
              • Entertainment
              • Everyone

              Comments about The Woman on the Beach:

              A brilliant melodrama by the great Jean Renoir. The film has touches of noir and the baroque/surreal. Extraordinary insight into the nature of marriage and romantic love by the man who made Rules of the Game. Robert Ryan, Joan Bennett, and Charles Bickford are in typically superb form.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Finally available! Great classic!

              By HemiHead

              from The Bronx

              About Me Collector, Movie Buff

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              Pros

              • Classic
              • Engaging
              • Entertaining

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment

                Comments about The Woman on the Beach:

                Great!

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                • No

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