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Joan Crawford fans are sure to be ecstatic that another of her 1950s melodramas, Joseph Pevney’s Female on the Beach, has finally arrived in high definition.



Female on the Beach (1955)



Released: 27 Aug 1955
Rated: APPROVED
Runtime: 97 min




Director: Joseph Pevney
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance, Thriller



Cast: Joan Crawford, Jeff Chandler, Jan Sterling, Cecil Kellaway
Writer(s): Robert Hill (play), Robert Hill (screenplay), Richard Alan Simmons (screenplay)



Plot: Moving into a beach house involves Lynn Markham in mystery, danger, and romance with a beach boy of dubious motives.



IMDB rating: 6.2
MetaScore: N/A





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Studio: Universal
Distributed By: Kino Lorber
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This was great to finally see in the 2:00 aspect ratio. However, about 20 percent of the Blu-ray suffers from distracting texture noise in faces, walls, etc., none of which was present in the 4:3 DVD. Very disappointing in this regard.
 

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Although I've seen this movie many times, it wasn't until the Blu-Ray that I noticed Natalie Schafer's foo-foo dog in her purse. Definitely worth the upgrade if you enjoy this film.
I will have to watch it again after the holidays to look for that. I don't remember seeing it as many times as I have watched this movie over the years.
 

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Disappointed to see that some dimwit in the transfer bay has pillarboxed the opening credits, despite the fact there is about a mile and half of room from the edges of the frame to either side of the credits.
 

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It looks like a new film. And it has one of the most hilarious and informative commentaries ever by David Del Valle. It's a lot of fun and very entertaining.
 

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Disappointed to see that some dimwit in the transfer bay has pillarboxed the opening credits, despite the fact there is about a mile and half of room from the edges of the frame to either side of the credits.
I know, right? I sometimes think the only reason they do this is to show what the full frame looks like and to make you wonder if it is being cropped. But you're right, it could have been uniformly like the rest of the film.
 

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Now that we have this, I wish some company would pick up Queen Bee from Sony and offer it on Blu-ray. I watched my DVD a week or so ago, and it would make a good companion piece to this, seeing as Joan plays in Queen Bee a completely despicable character who victimizes everyone around her.
 

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Matt,

I finally watched my Blu-ray and read your review. It was Charles Drake, not Charles McGraw that played Lieutenant Galley. Anyhow, I haven't seen this movie in decades and forgot how bad and hilarious this movie was as I laughed out loud a couple of times during its runtime. It's one of those movies that is so bad, you're still entertained by it.
 

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Matt,

I finally watched my Blu-ray and read your review. It was Charles Drake, not Charles McGraw that played Lieutenant Galley. Anyhow, I haven't seen this movie in decades and forgot how bad and hilarious this movie was as I laughed out loud a couple of times during its runtime. It's one of those movies that is so bad, you're still entertained by it.
Thanks. I'll fix immediately. Yes, it's a very mediocre melodrama that I've always enjoyed watching and laughing at.
 

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