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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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Taglines:

"I'll do anything...to save my husband!" 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:

Dana Point, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$589,000 (estimated)
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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

Lawson, the Fugitive: [to Helen] You're smart... honest. I like smart women. They got cat in 'em.
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Soundtracks

Cielito Lindo
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Music by Quirino Mendoza
Arranged by Skip Martin
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Beat-the-clock thriller a qualified success
30 November 2000 | by bmacvSee all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck's opening voice-over narration promises a post-war celebration of the open road. It's hardly that, as Mom (Stanwyck), Dad (Barry Sullivan) and young son (Lee Aaker) motor down to Baja California. A condemned pier at a deserted beach collapses, pinning Dad; the tide is coming in. On her way to summon help, Mom picks up with a homicidal fugitive (Ralph Meeker, probably best known as Mike Hammer in Robert Aldrich's apocalypic 1955 noir, Kiss Me Deadly). He grows more menacing as the water rises.... There's really not much to this movie, with its principal cast of four characters, but it's watchable. The strangest thing about it is probably the curious change of heart on the part of one -- or more? -- of the characters at the end.


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