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Dangerous Crossing (1953)

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When a beautiful bride goes on a ocean liner with her new husband, he goes into hiding, and she becomes the target of a murder conspiracy.



(screenplay), (radio play "Cabin B-13")
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Complete credited cast:
Ruth Stanton Bowman
Dr. Paul Manning
Jim Logan (as Casey Adams)
Carl Betz ...
John Bowman
Anna Quinn
Marjorie Hoshelle ...
Kay Prentiss
Capt. Peters
Yvonne Peattie ...
Miss Bridges


A young bride is set to begin her honeymoon aboard a luxury liner. Her happiness does not last when she finds that her husband has disappeared. Trouble is, no one else ever saw him board the ship with her and his name has mysteriously dropped from the passenger list. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <>

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August 1953 (USA)  »

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Dangerous Crossing  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Filmed on the same sets as Titanic (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and A Blueprint for Murder (1953) See more »


Shadow of camera equipment as Ruth and John walk down hall to stateroom early in film. See more »


Version of Treacherous Crossing (1992) See more »


Give Me the Simple Life
Music by Rube Bloom
Played when Ruth hurries through the restaurant
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classic B noir
23 December 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A great example of B director James M Newman at his short lived feature film peak (1949-1953).

Newman (1909-) had a steady Hollywood career being an assistant director on 17 mostly mainstream musicals and dramas whilst in his twenties.

These included Americana such as "Another Language" (1933); musicals such as "Going Hollywood" (1933) and "Rose Marie (1936); comedy such as "Riptide" (1934)and classic dramas "Dinner at Eight" (1933) and "David Copperfield" (1935) for which he was nominated for an Oscar in the short lived category of Best Assistant Director.

However, it was directing shorts in the "Crime Does Not Pay" series where Newman really cut his teeth in the noir game.

His "Buyer Beware" installment from 1940 is pretty well the best short noir from the period.

Checkout the hugely underrated B noir "Abandoned" (1949) where Newman elicits an incredible performance from a young Raymond Burr.

Also worth seeking are the horse-racing drama "The Great Dan Patch" (1949) and the crime noir "711 Ocean Drive" (1950)starring Edmond O'Brien.

"Dangerous Crossing" is up there with the best of the low budget B noir classics. It possesses all the required elements. Characters in shadows and shadowy characters! Femme Fatales-but we keep having to guess which femme is the fatale! Newman later moved to television and became a director for the early "The Twilight Zone" (1959) and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" (1962) and finished his career with an episode of "The Big Valley (1965).

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