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Dangerous Crossing (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | August 1953 (USA)
When a beautiful bride boards an ocean liner with her new husband, he goes into hiding, and she becomes the target of a murder conspiracy.

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Cast

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Ruth Stanton Bowman
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Dr. Paul Manning
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Jim Logan (as Casey Adams)
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John Bowman
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Anna Quinn
Marjorie Hoshelle ...
Kay Prentiss
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Captain Peters
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Miss Bridges
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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 <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Why would a man do a thing like this to his wife?


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Gefährliche Überfahrt  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The foghorn sounds 107 times during the film. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film John phones Ruth to meet him on deck now. She runs out of her room and leaves the door wide open where most would at least close the door, if not lock it. See more »

Connections

Version of Treacherous Crossing (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me the Simple Life
(uncredited)
Music by Rube Bloom
Played when Ruth hurries through the restaurant
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Not a wasted frame
20 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Wow! What a great little noir. Apparently made utilising sets from 'Titanic' and 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', films made the same year, this is a great example of fast (three weeks shooting) low budget film making. Not a wasted frame, this spooky, thrilling mystery, looks good all the time and many shots are exceptional. Lots of shadowy, foggy or against the light close-ups and a sensational sequence in the ballroom. All menace and subterfuge as we begin to feel that Jeanne Crain's character is surely going to break down despite the restrained and reassuring Michael Rennie, who doesn't even get a kiss. The film races along and has your attention all the time. Set on an ocean liner we do not get the dark streets and lamplight shadows but Newman certainly makes the most of what he's got; the drone of the foghorn, the swirling fog itself and a slew of fellow travellers Crain is not too sure about. And nor are we! Splendid.


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