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Jeopardy (1953)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  15 June 1953 (UK)
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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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Doug Stilwin
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Bobby Stilwin
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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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A WOMAN IN "JEOPARDY" (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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15 June 1953 (UK)  »

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A Woman in Jeopardy  »

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Trivia

"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 »

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After Bobby makes coffee and takes the pot and cup to his father, in one scene he's holding the pot with one hand and in other scenes with both hands. See more »

Quotes

Helen Stilwin: That's good perfume you got on yuh.
Lawson, the Fugitive: Yes.
Helen Stilwin: I like cheap perfume. It don't last as long, but it hits harder.
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La Cucaracha
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Traditional
Arranged by Skip Martin
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14 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jeopardy is a B movie, and it's sad to see the wonderful Barbara Stanwyck reduced to doing it. It is, however, not without merit. Stanwyck plays a wife and mother trying to get help for her trapped husband, Barry Sullivan. She runs afoul of Ralph Meeker en route. Now, here's the thing. He refuses to help her husband unless she has sex with him. As you can imagine, this being the 1950s, this is in the subtext and so far down that if you're not paying attention, you miss the implication.

This makes Jeopardy a cut above your standard B, especially because of the presence of Stanwyck. She's certainly desperate to save her husband, but the film raises some interesting questions. Meeker was more rough and tumble than her husband - was she perhaps attracted to him? Definitely worth seeing.


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