The Woman on the Beach
The Woman on the Beach (1947)

A WWII Coast Guard veteran, Lt. Scott Burnett (Robert Ryan), is plagued by nightmares of his combat days. One day, he meets a woman, Peggy Butler (Joan Bennett), walking on a beach, picking up pieces of wood. Butler is married to a grumpy,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 2, 1947
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The filmmaker, living in California in self-imposed exile from France, cuts loose with vicious moods and creative rages that feel like the destruction of an old world and the violent birth of new possibilities.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Renoir's expert framing and intuitive direction bring out the vivid emotions of this setup. For such a thin film, the result packs a potent punch.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One can only imagine how the pic would have looked without RKO interference.

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