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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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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

From 23:45-24:42, Kay Prentiss [Marjorie Hoshelle] can be seen wearing the same dress that Celeste Holm wore at Margo's famous dinner party in All About Eve (1950), three years earlier. Interestingly, Jeanne Crain had been considered for the role of Eve Harrington but was unable to do it when she became pregnant. See more »

Goofs

Shadow of camera equipment as Ruth and John walk down hall to stateroom early in film. See more »

Connections

Version of Treacherous Crossing (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me the Simple Life
(uncredited)
Music by Rube Bloom
Played when Ruth hurries through the restaurant
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cool shipboard mystery!
17 August 2001 | by sam66See all my reviews

This movie is a nice, tense little b/w thriller, set aboard a transatlantic passenger liner headed to England. Jeanne Crain plays a new bride; her husband immediately goes missing after boarding the ship in New York, leaving her in a state of panic as she can not convince the ship's crew or passengers that he even exists. Suspicions rise as a hint of her mental unstability comes to light, and bits of her past are made known. Questionable characters lurk around every dark corner of the ship during the fog-enshrouded crossing, offering an atmosphere of doubt and danger. Jeanne Crain portrays the sheltered, distressed young woman with an ideal sensitivity, and Britsh actor Michael Rennie is especially effective as the ship's doctor who treats her with thoughtful compassion. I enjoyed the shipbound suspense of this movie, particularly the scenes where the young lady tries to conduct her own investigation, searching the darkened decks in spite of her overwhelming fear and despair. The cast is good, the direction tight, and the mystery unravels without any dead spots to cool your interest. As a side note, did any actor ever look better in uniform than tall Michael Rennie?


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