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
Bobby Stilwin


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


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Release Date:

1 May 1953 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A Woman in Jeopardy  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


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


Helen Stilwin: I'll do anything to save my husband... anything!
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Cielito Lindo
Music by Quirino Mendoza
Arranged by Skip Martin
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Wow! How long can you hold your breath?
16 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be suspenseful almost from the get-go. When Miss Stanwyck starts her narration it's only a few minutes until you realize that trouble is coming. The deserted area, the lock on the deserted gas station door, everything sets you up to wait for it...here it comes. At first you think it will be about the little boy, but all too soon you start holding your breath watching the tide coming in. I found this movie to be really stressful, even though I had watched it before and was prepared for the denouement. Now a movie that can keep you in suspense even when you have seen it before deserves some sort of special rating, maybe a white knuckles award?

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