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Female on the Beach

Female on the Beach(1955)

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Brief Synopsis

Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house...the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell (or was pushed) from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drummond Hall, her muscular beachcomber neighbor, making themselves quite at home. Lynn soon has no doubts of what her scheming neighbors are up to, but she finds Drummond's physical charms hard to resist. And she still doesn't know what really happened to Eloise.

Cast & Crew

Joseph Pevney Director
Joan Crawford Lynn Markham
Jeff Chandler Drummond "Drummy" Hall
Jan Sterling Amy Rawlinson
Cecil Kellaway Osbert Sorenson
Judith Evelyn Eloise Crandall
Charles Drake Lieutenant Galley
Natalie Schafer Queenie Sorenson
Stuart Randall Frankovitch
Marjorie Bennett Mrs. Murchinson
Romo Vincent Pete Gomez
Nan Boardman Mrs. Gomez
Jack Reitzen Jack, the boat attendant

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 19 Aug 1955
Release Date:  1955 Production Date:  [2:1]
AFI Library; EBX
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.
Duration(mins):  97 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • High Heels on the Beach

    lanarama 2015-08-26

    Yes, she wears her heels to walk on the beach, presumably to relax. She drips with diamonds while chilling at the beach house. It's Joan as we love... MORE>

  • Good movie for Joan fans

    Misty 2013-03-03

    This is good movie for JC fans. Not her best but a good film. She looks great. MORE>

  • Female on the Beach airing on HBO !!!

    Mike Curtis 2012-06-04

    HBO Signature aired this fine movie on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 0415. It is showing again on June 7 and June 29 this 2012. Don't miss it! Shown in... MORE>