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Dangerous Crossing (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 7 August 1953 (USA)
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.

Director:

Joseph M. Newman

Writers:

Leo Townsend (screenplay), John Dickson Carr (radio play "Cabin B-13")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Marjorie Hoshelle ... Kay Prentiss
Willis Bouchey ... Captain Peters
Yvonne Peattie Yvonne Peattie ... Miss Bridges
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Storyline

A young bride is set to begin her honeymoon aboard a luxury liner. Her happiness does not last when she finds that her husband has disappeared. Trouble is, no one else ever saw him board the ship with her and his name has mysteriously dropped from the passenger list. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Why would a man do a thing like this to his wife?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

7 August 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ship Story See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Coincidentally, Michael Rennie was the off-screen narrator in Jean Negulesco's film, "Titanic," the set for which was used for "Dangerous Crossing," released four months later. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film John phones Ruth to meet him on deck now. She runs out of her room and leaves the door wide open where most would at least close the door, if not lock it. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Stanton Bowman: Hello?
John Bowman: Ruth? This is John.
Ruth Stanton Bowman: Oh, John! Oh, my darling, where are you? What happened? I've been frantic!
John Bowman: I can't tell you. I'm hiding. I can't let them find me.
Ruth Stanton Bowman: Oh John, I can't hear you. Are you alright?
John Bowman: We're in terrible danger, Ruth. I'll tell you more when I can. All I can say now is, don't trust anyone. Not anyone.
Ruth Stanton Bowman: John, can't I see you?
John Bowman: No, not now. We're being watched, both of us. I must see you, but not now. I'll call you tomorrow night, at 10.
Ruth Stanton Bowman: No John, John, oh no, answer me darling! Oh ...
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Connections

Version of Climax!: Cabin B-13 (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me the Simple Life
(uncredited)
Music by Rube Bloom
Played when Ruth hurries through the restaurant
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Great mystery set on a ship
24 January 2001 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

I love this movie so much!! One of, in my opinion, the best mysteries ever!! Great acting by everyone involved and a pleasure to watch--believe me, you won't fall asleep watching this one. It is very atmospheric in some scenes, especially the night shots on board.

All about a bride who boards a ship for her honeymoon and her husband disappears while on the ship!! Not until the last few minutes do we finally know what happened to him!! Be sure and see this film and you won't be disappointed!! I only wish this great film would be released on DVD. I would be among the first to buy it!! I love this film so much I bought an original poster for the film and had it framed and it now hangs in my bedroom!!


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