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Jeopardy (1953)

A family vacationing on the coast of Mexico have to cope with multiple threats to their safety.

Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

Mel Dinelli (screenplay), Maurice Zimm (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Helen Stilwin
Barry Sullivan ... Doug Stilwin
Ralph Meeker ... Lawson
Lee Aaker ... Bobby Stilwin
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Storyline

The Stilwins are on vacation to an isolated beach in Mexico. Walking on a deserted jetty, Doug Stilwin gets his leg trapped under one of the logs. All attempts to move the log are futile and Helen Stilwin takes the car to get help. However, an escaped criminal kidnaps her. Will she be able to return to her husband before he drowns? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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beach | tide | jetty | mexico | pier | See All (44) »

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She did it ... because her fear was greater than her shame ! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 May 1953 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Woman in Jeopardy See more »

Filming Locations:

Pioneertown, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 15, 1954 with Barbara Stanwyck and Barry Sullivan reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

After Bobby makes coffee and takes the pot and cup to his father, in one scene he's holding the pot with one hand and in other scenes with both hands. See more »

Quotes

Helen Stilwin: Well, it's duty free. I'm saving money for you.
Doug Stilwin: Every time you save me money, you cost me money.
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Soundtracks

La Cucaracha
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Traditional
Arranged by Skip Martin
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Wow! How long can you hold your breath?
16 July 2007 | by jshaffer-6See all my reviews

I found this movie to be suspenseful almost from the get-go. When Miss Stanwyck starts her narration it's only a few minutes until you realize that trouble is coming. The deserted area, the lock on the deserted gas station door, everything sets you up to wait for it...here it comes. At first you think it will be about the little boy, but all too soon you start holding your breath watching the tide coming in. I found this movie to be really stressful, even though I had watched it before and was prepared for the denouement. Now a movie that can keep you in suspense even when you have seen it before deserves some sort of special rating, maybe a white knuckles award?


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