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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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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
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Kay Prentiss
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Captain Peters
Yvonne Peattie ...
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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Also Known As:

Gefährliche Überfahrt  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The foghorn sounds 107 times during the film. See more »

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At the swimming pool scene during the voyage, we see a girl in a dark or black swimsuit just about to dive into the pool, then the camera angle changes, we then see a girl in a light colored swimsuit just about to dive into the pool instead. See more »

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Version of Treacherous Crossing (1992) See more »

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You'll Never Know
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when Paul receives a telephone call at dinner
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cool shipboard mystery!
17 August 2001 | by (upstate new york) – See all my reviews

This movie is a nice, tense little b/w thriller, set aboard a transatlantic passenger liner headed to England. Jeanne Crain plays a new bride; her husband immediately goes missing after boarding the ship in New York, leaving her in a state of panic as she can not convince the ship's crew or passengers that he even exists. Suspicions rise as a hint of her mental unstability comes to light, and bits of her past are made known. Questionable characters lurk around every dark corner of the ship during the fog-enshrouded crossing, offering an atmosphere of doubt and danger. Jeanne Crain portrays the sheltered, distressed young woman with an ideal sensitivity, and Britsh actor Michael Rennie is especially effective as the ship's doctor who treats her with thoughtful compassion. I enjoyed the shipbound suspense of this movie, particularly the scenes where the young lady tries to conduct her own investigation, searching the darkened decks in spite of her overwhelming fear and despair. The cast is good, the direction tight, and the mystery unravels without any dead spots to cool your interest. As a side note, did any actor ever look better in uniform than tall Michael Rennie?


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