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- Commentary by film historian Aubrey Solomon
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This release is beautifully restored with excellent gray-scale resolution.
Bonus features abound including:
*Audio Commentary by Film Historian Aubrey Soloman
*Peril at Sea: Charting A Dangerous Crossing (Featurette)
*Interactive Passbook - Still Galleries
*Original Theatrical Trailer
Let me be a little more specific. I'm going to limit what I say to a certain extent, because this is a film based on a story by John Dickson Carr, the master of "locked room" mysteries, and a large part of the film's dramatic energy stems from the fact that the story starts out with one of those seemingly impossible situations -- the young, starry-eyed bride boards the ocean liner with her wonderful new husband, only to have him disappear within minutes after boarding, and to have no one else on board the ship acknowledge that he ever existed. (Similar in some ways to The Lady Vanishes, mentioned above as a five-star effort of this sort by Mr. Hitchcock.)
Anyway, I am honor-bound not to write any spoilers, and I won't. What I will say is that the film is very well made. The special features point out that this movie used sets left over from the "Titanic" film of that era, so the quality of the shipboard scenes is quite good from a technical point of view. The acting and direction are fine, and the movie is very short and to the point.Read more ›
Jeanne Crain is an accomplished actress, having starred in PINKY (1949), A LETTER TO THREE WIVES (1949), and LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (1945). Her talent comes to life when considering that filming of this thriller was completed in just 19 days (as noted on the excellent DVD extra "Peril at Sea: Charting a Dangerous Crossing"). Bon voyage for surprised boarders of DANGEROUS CROSSING - a precursor to the similarly themed movie FLIGHTPLAN. Bravo!
Movie quote: "I do think you're confused Mrs. Bowman. This is your cabin. B16 has not been occupied."
Michael Rennie is a very real discovery for me. But what a discovery it is! He had me riveted to his characters' action packed, at times dangerous too, very challenging for an actor, display of high craftsmanship standard. So the enjoyment is great, truly great and it is giving you new, additional wisdom.I highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect packaging, brand new in the box....bad disc ;-( Unfortunately, my dvd had skipped and was shaky quality. No scratches or smudges as its brand new. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very good suspenseful movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat!! I highly recommend it!!Published 2 months ago by Betty Crocker - "Charlene"
EXCELLENT MOVIE, YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN, GET BAPTIZED READ GALATIONS 5.19,20 REVELATION 21.8 THESE SINS KEEP YOU OUT OF HEAVEN, ASK JESUS TO TEACH YOU.Published 3 months ago by JESUS LOVES YOU
It's a decent movie (despite the over the top main performance) but certainly not noir and not worth the money to purchase. Rent it or wait for it to be on TCM instead.Published 5 months ago by Robert Taylor
Don't bother with this lousy movie. Jeanne Crain tries hard to save it but....Published 12 months ago by Kathleen P. Gray
Interesting film noir from the early 50's with Jeanne Crain as the damsel in distress. Michael Rennie is solid as the doctor trying to unravel the mystery of the missing husband... Read morePublished 13 months ago by gemini09