A man vacationing with his wife and son near a desolate jetty in Baja becomes trapped under a rotten timber as the inevitable tide threatens to drown him.

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Storyline

The Stilwins are on vacation to an isolated beach in Mexico. Walking on a deserted jetty, Doug Stilwin gets his leg trapped under one of the logs. All attempts to move the log are futile and Helen Stilwin takes the car to get help. However, an escaped criminal kidnaps her. Will she be able to return to her husband before he drowns? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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beach | tide | jetty | mexico | pier | See All (44) »

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"I'll do anything...to save my husband!" See more »


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1 May 1953 (Australia)  »

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A Woman in Jeopardy  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 15, 1954 with Barbara Stanwyck and Barry Sullivan reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

Also when Bobby is holding the coffee pot he is holding the bottom of the hot pot with his hand. See more »

Quotes

Helen Stilwin: If he dies, I promise you one thing... I'll kill you.
Lawson, the Fugitive: That puts you in a class with 10,000 cops. They all got the same idea.
Helen Stilwin: It's good idea.
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La Cucaracha
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A scare as a child!
21 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only time I have seen this movie was when I was 10 years old. I have remembered it all of these years as I couldn't sleep for a week or more after seeing it. It just absolutely rattled me. I was on vacation with my aunts in Ft. Worth, Texas and I will never forget it. Now, 48 years later, my daughter is trying to get a copy of this for me to view as an adult. It has taken a lot of research to find out what movie it was but I always remembered that Barbara Stanwyck was in it and finally was able to get the name and reviews on it. I very much enjoyed it, but it gave me quite a scare! Jaqui


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