The Woman on the Beach
First screened in October 2010
Director: Jean Renoir. Cast: Robert Ryan, Joan Bennett, Charles Bickford, Nan Leslie, Glen Vernon, Irene Ryan, Walter Sande. Screenplay: Frank Davis, Jean Renoir, and J.R. Michael Hogan (based on the novel None So Blind by Mitchell Wilson). Twitter Capsule:
Some hokey turns and dead ends but lighting and camera are predictably pristine. Ryan and Bickford superb.
Automatic curio value as one of Renoir's U.S. efforts. Even better as a differently atmospheric, salty-aired spin on 40s noir.