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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

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

At the swimming pool scene during the voyage, we see a girl in a dark or black swimsuit just about to dive into the pool, then the camera angle changes, we then see a girl in a light colored swimsuit just about to dive into the pool instead. 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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Version of Suspense: Cabin B-13 (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me the Simple Life
(uncredited)
Music by Rube Bloom
Played when Ruth hurries through the restaurant
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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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