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Leo Townsend (screenplay)
John Dickson Carr (radio play "Cabin B-13")
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Release Date:
August 1953 (USA) See more »
Why would a man do a thing like this to his wife?
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jeanne Crain ... Ruth Stanton Bowman

Michael Rennie ... Dr. Paul Manning

Max Showalter ... Jim Logan (as Casey Adams)

Carl Betz ... John Bowman

Mary Anderson ... Anna Quinn
Marjorie Hoshelle ... Kay Prentiss

Willis Bouchey ... Captain Peters
Yvonne Peattie ... Miss Bridges
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Adler ... Bartender in Ship's Lounge (uncredited)

Stanley Andrews ... Ship's Pilot (uncredited)

Madge Blake ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Harry - Ship Pool Attendant (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Anthony Jochim ... Ship's Steward (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)

Carl M. Leviness ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Karl Ludwig Lindt ... Foreigner (uncredited)
Adrienne Marden ... Operator (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)

Frank McLure ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)

Forbes Murray ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Ship's Bar Steward (uncredited)

Charles Tannen ... Ship's Wine Steward (uncredited)

William Tannen ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)
Gayne Whitman ... Ship's Purser (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph M. Newman 
Writing credits
Leo Townsend (screenplay)

John Dickson Carr (radio play "Cabin B-13")

Produced by
Robert Bassler .... producer
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William Reynolds  (as William H. Reynolds)
Casting by
William Maybery (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Al Orenbach 
Costume Design by
Renié  (as Renie)
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Esperanza Corona .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Harry Maret .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ernie Parks .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Charles Hall .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Abe Steinberg .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Lueker .... assistant director
Gerald Braun .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
M. Duke Abrahams .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Winston H. Leverett .... sound
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Ugrin .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Carey Cline .... wardrobe woman (uncredited)
Ed Ware .... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... musical director
Frank Beach .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
John Clyman .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Don Cristlieb .... musician: bassoon (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sol Kaplan .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Abe Most .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Vito Mumolo .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Meyer Rubin .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Harry Schmidt .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Paul Shure .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Felix Slatkin .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Other crew
Kathleen Fagan .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
75 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

This story was originally done on the CBS radio series "Suspense" as "Cabin B-13" on March 16, 1943, starring Ralph Bellamy. It was so popular that the story was repeated on November 9, 1943 with a different cast, including Margo as the wife, Philip Dorn as the doctor, William Johnstone as the husband and Dennis Hoey as the ship's Captain. CBS later used the title "Cabin B-13" for a 1948 radio anthology series written by John Dickson Carr, the author of the original "Suspense" radio play. CBS presented the story once again on the TV version of 'Suspense" on March 29, 1949 with Charles Korvin & Eleanor Lynn. 1958 brought yet another version to TV as an episode of the 'Climax!" series that aired June 26th. It also turned up on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) series "The Unforeseen" on April 22, 1959. The cable network USA aired a remake, titled "Treacherous Crossing," starring Lindsay Wagner, on April 8, 1992.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the Captain is talking to Ruth on deck outside of a cabin, the shadows of the characters are in almost opposite directions, a result of the lighting used.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Treacherous Crossing (1992) (TV)See more »
Give Me the Simple LifeSee more »


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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Not a wasted frame, 20 July 2008
Author: christopher-underwood from United Kingdom

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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