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Jeopardy (1953)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  31 July 1953 (France)
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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 | mexico | tide | jetty | pier | See more »

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A WOMAN IN "JEOPARDY" (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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31 July 1953 (France)  »

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A Woman in Jeopardy  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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: 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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Cielito Lindo
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Music by Quirino Mendoza
Arranged by Skip Martin
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A surprisingly effective little movie
16 February 2010 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Jeopardy has the feel of being a stock movie of sorts - one of the movies that the studios pumped out inbetween big budget/box office ones. It's a mere 70 minutes and doesn't feature many sets, and the only star is Barbara Stanwyck. But what a star, of course.

Stanwyck is a tough lady once again as she runs into an escaped convict while seeking help for her trapped husband in the Mexican desert. The majority of the movie is focused on how she deals with her captor, who wants her to submit to him in exchange for his help. Some psychological battling there.

It's a surprisingly effective little movie - its short length makes it taut, and that Stanwyck is great should go without mention (but I'll still praise her every time).


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