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Beyond the Forest (1949) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]


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Title: Beyond the Forest [IMDb]


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Release date: October 21, 1949
Studio: Warner Brothers
Runtime: 97 minutes
IMDB genres: drama, film-noir, romance, thriller
Award Nominations: Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
BYU holdings: https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/lee.6769639

Synopsis [hide]

Resentful of her small-town life, a married woman schemes to run off with a rich businessman.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): abortion, ambitious woman, based on novel, big city life, boredom, cynicism, dead woman on ground, dead woman with eyes open, death of main character, death of protagonist, death of unborn child, delirium, determination, doctor, escape, expectant mother, extramarital affair, famous line, female protagonist, fever, jealousy, main character dies, millionaire, miscarriage, murder, murder of an unborn child, orchestral music score, perdition, plan, pregnancy, pregnant wife, pregnant woman, sin, small town, unwanted pregnancy, pregnant

Cast and Crew

ActorRole
Bette DavisRosa Moline
Joseph CottenDoctor Louis Moline
David BrianNeil Latimer
Ruth RomanCarol Lawson
Minor WatsonMoose Lawson
Dona DrakeJenny
Regis ToomeySorren
Sarah SelbyMildred Sorren

King Vidor: director

Max Steiner: composer

Murray Cutter: orchestrator


Film Statistics

Stats
Film duration: 1:32:46
Music duration: 00:46:39
Pages in score: 170
Total themes: 36
Themes with variants: 12
Total variants: 71
Total gestures: 2
Total underscoring sections: 11
Total underscoring duration: 00:02:07
Total instances: 142

Themes

Name Uses Variants
Rosa 43 31
Chicago 27 17
Sawmill 12 1
Lewis 10 8
Hurrying 6 4
Train 6 0
Running 3 2
Beyond the Forest 2 0
Courthouse 2 1
Loyalton 2 2 1
The Cliff 2 1
Transition 2 0
Bicycle 1 0
Drunk 1 0
Flowers 1 0
Insolence 1 0
Liquor 1 0
Loyalton 1 0
Moose 1 0
Porcupine 1 0
Religioso 1 0
Stinger 1 0
Threat 1 0

Theme Combinations

Name Uses
Sawmill + Steam Whistle 5
Train + Chicago 4
Sawmill + Rosa 2
Rosa + Chicago 1
Sawmill + Fever 1

Source Music

Name Uses
Steam Whistle 5
Devil’s Dream 1
Fever 1
For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow 1
I’m in a Jam with Baby 1
Little Brown Jug 1
Portland Fancy 1
The Arkansas Traveler 1
Varsovienne 1
Whisper While You’re Waltzing 1

Gestures

Name
Falling down
Leaping

Underscoring

Name
Dramatic
Gentle
Mysterious
Tense