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Beyond the Forest (1949) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by King Vidor and produced by Henry Blanke and Jack L. Warner.

Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringMax SteinerNominated
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BEYOND THE FOREST-a overlooked noir gem

By Joey on Mar 12, 2014 From Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest

a under-rated noir gem,it is one of those flims that feels lost to time BEYOND THE FOREST” (King Vidor, 1949). Despite its controversial receptions (I read that BTF had a very bad or ironic critical responses in the US while in Europe it was early appreciated and well considered) I want here r... Read full article


Haiku: Beyond the Forest (1949)

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Rosa Moline: If I don't get out of here I'll die. If I don't get out of here I hope I die and burn.


Rosa Moline: Life in Loyalton is like sitting in the funeral parlor and waiting for the funeral to begin. No, it's like lying in a coffin and waiting for them to carry you out.


Jenny: You want that Chicken a la King business served on toast?
Rosa Moline: Well I showed you the picture in the magazine, didn't I?
Jenny: How could I tell if there was toast under all that goo?


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Bette Davis was so unhappy over being cast in this film that she threatened Warner Bros. studio chief Jack L. Warner that she would walk off the production with the picture only half finished. Warner was forced to cancel her contract and Davis completed the film, ending 18 years with the studio.
Bette Davis begged the studio to use 'Virginia Mayo' instead, saying, "She's good at those sorts of roles."
In some parts of the US the scene in which Rosa induces a miscarriage by jumping from an embankment were cut.
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