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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.


Joseph M. Newman


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




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 ... Kay Prentiss
Willis Bouchey ... Captain Peters
Yvonne Peattie Yvonne Peattie ... Miss Bridges


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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The name of the ship is never mentioned. It is variously represented in stock footage of the Queen Mary and by Fox' Titanic model modified to have only three funnels. See more »


When the Captain is talking to Ruth on deck outside of a cabin, the shadows of the characters are in almost opposite directions, a result of the lighting used. See more »


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 no!
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Version of Suspense: Cabin B-13 (1949) See more »


Give Me the Simple Life
Music by Rube Bloom
Played when Ruth hurries through the restaurant
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The gentleman vanishes.
16 May 2020 | by ulicknormanowenSee all my reviews

Excellent thriller ,based on John Dickson Carr ,well acted by Jeanne Crain and Michael Rennie ; it's easy to identify with this helpless bride who thinks she's losing her mind and perhaps a victim of a strange conspiracy the whole liner is part of .The best scenes ,worthy of Hitchcock ,Tourneur or Siodmak ,show the heroine wandering ,distraught ,on the deck ,in the fog ,while the lugubrious horn of the ship is the only sound you hear.This dense thriller hardy lasts 75 min and there's no letup as it continues to build in intensity and suspense .

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English | German

Release Date:

7 August 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ship Story See more »


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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