Beyond the Forest (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Beyond the Forest (1949)





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In this film, Rosa, the self-serving wife of a small-town doctor, gets a better offer when a wealthy big-city man insists she get a divorce and marry him instead. Soon she demonstrates she is capable of rather deplorable acts -- including murder.

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Bette Davis
as Rosa Moline
Joseph Cotten
as Dr. Louis Moline
David Brian
as Neil Latimer
Ruth Roman
as Carol Lawson
Sarah Selby
as Mildred
Mary Servoss
as Mrs. Welch
Frances Charles
as Miss Elliot
Harry Tyler
as Stationmaster
Joel Allen
as Minister
Ann Doran
as Edith Williams
Eve Miller
as Switchboard Operator
Judith Wood
as Waitress
Hal Gerard
as Waiter
Charles Jordan
as Jury Foreman
Frank Pharr
as Coroner
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Critic Reviews for Beyond the Forest

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Davis excels as the passionate but stranded housewife who describes her suffocating community as "a two train a day town." The expression What a Dump, which Liz Taylor repeats in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf comes from this Vidor-directed melodrama.

April 12, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Bombastic melodrama.

October 16, 2004 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Beyond the Forest


a true camp classic. bette's performance as one of the most twisted and evil of all femme fatale in filmdom has to be seen to be believed. i can't even say whether or not this a good movie. i only know it's a hugely entertaining one. don't miss it

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Wild lurid junk with Bette consuming whole portions of the scenery whole to try and save it.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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