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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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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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USA

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English | German

Release Date:

7 August 1953 (USA) See more »

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Ship Story See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Shadow of camera equipment as Ruth and John walk down hall to stateroom early in film. 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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Decent B thriller
18 April 2008 | by Prof-Hieronymos-GrostSee all my reviews

After a whirlwind romance of only four weeks Ruth Stanton has married her dream man John Bowman and is about to set sail on a luxury liner for her honeymoon. Once aboard her husband promptly disappears after a visit to the purser's office. Ruth is distraught, only trouble is nobody has seen her husband, she has no id or ticket for the cruise and those aboard believe she is quite mad. She is befriended by the ships doctor Paul Manning, who is also unsure as to her state of mind, but he sets out to help her find her man. Ruth gets a telephone call from her missing man who tells her to trust no one and that they are both in danger from unknown sources, is he real or is she mad? Dangerous Crossing is one of the latest releases in the Fox Noir series, with b movie specialist Newman at the helm it's a pacey 76 mins and although its not, it plays much more like an espionage film, where nobody can be trusted aboard the fog bound liner. Jeanne Crain overacts a little as her character becomes ever more demented but in true Hollywood fashion its nothing that a classic slap in the face doesn't cure. If you're observant you will spot the clues as to the husbands disappearance early on, but I still found it a pleasant way to pass an afternoon.


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