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, blind painter, Ted Butler (Charles Bickford). Despite his affections for his fiancée Eve (Nan Leslie), whose father is a boat builder, Scott falls in love with Peggy and soon breaks off the engagement. Peggy reveals that she blinded her husband years earlier by throwing a glass at him during an ugly spat, ruining his career and her own ambitions to be an upper-class socialite. Scott fears that Ted is suspicious that he is having an affair with Peggy and becomes so paranoid that he begins to believe that Ted is faking his blindness — and sets out to prove it. This was the fifth and final American film by the great French writer-director Jean Renoir.
Ellen G (jp) wrote: Kjedelig. P tide det kommer noe nytt p animasjonsfronten.
Sweetie C (jp) wrote: Oh ya u do have to like ithat one
Philip V (fr) wrote: Great renegade style movie. Loved it!
Ryan E (fr) wrote: A similar feel to the movie "Brink!" but it wasn't as good.
bill s (nl) wrote: Intelligent romantic comedy with some good performances....a winner.
Truong N (ca) wrote: It was pretty good for a movie that was required for class.
Princess (jp) wrote: What!! Billy Dee Williams and Diana Ross, Shall I say more.
Janne S (us) wrote: What an absolutely hilariously bad film this is! Wooden acting. Boom mic clearly visible so many times that even I lost the count.
Andy V (gb) wrote: decent, but I'm not sure what the hype was about
Richard S (es) wrote: How have I not seen this until now? With the remake hitting the cinemas I thought I would catch the original as my memory of it was quite vague, well it turns out that was because I've never seen it! The story may be a little silly in places (especially the ending) but ultimately it is a fun and enjoyable movie. Patrick Swayze especially stood out for me as his character is a whole world apart from anything I have ever seen him play before. This is certainly a film I will go back to and the remake has a lot to live up to.