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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

Filmed on the same sets as Titanic (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and A Blueprint for Murder (1953) See more »

Goofs

When the captain looks at Ruth Stanton Bowman's hand to see if there is a wedding ring, the close up shot is of a hand without nail polish. The next longer shot shows Ruth Stanton Bowman's nails to be polished. See more »

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Version of Treacherous Crossing (1992) See more »

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You'll Never Know
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when Paul receives a telephone call at dinner
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Not a wasted frame

Wow! What a great little noir. Apparently made utilising sets from 'Titanic' and 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', films made the same year, this is a great example of fast (three weeks shooting) low budget film making. Not a wasted frame, this spooky, thrilling mystery, looks good all the time and many shots are exceptional. Lots of shadowy, foggy or against the light close-ups and a sensational sequence in the ballroom. All menace and subterfuge as we begin to feel that Jeanne Crain's character is surely going to break down despite the restrained and reassuring Michael Rennie, who doesn't even get a kiss. The film races along and has your attention all the time. Set on an ocean liner we do not get the dark streets and lamplight shadows but Newman certainly makes the most of what he's got; the drone of the foghorn, the swirling fog itself and a slew of fellow travellers Crain is not too sure about. And nor are we! Splendid.


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