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Jeopardy (1953)

Jeopardy (1953)






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The answer is: A turgid melodrama. The question: What is Jeopardy? Barbara Stanwyck stars as a suburbanite on a Mexican vacation with her husband (Barry Sullivan) and son (Lee Aaker). The threesome runs afoul of escape convict Ralph Meeker. Stanwyck's dilemma: Attempting to rescue her husband from drowning, while staving off the carnal demands of Meeker, who holds Stanwyck and her son at gunpoint. Jeopardy is on and off in only 69 minutes, but 64 of those minutes seem far longer. Trivia note: When dramatized on Lux Radio Theater , Jeopardy costarred child actor Harry Shearer, later a comic regular on Saturday Night Live.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Mel Dinelli
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Barbara Stanwyck
as Helen Stilwin
Barry Sullivan
as Doug Stilwin
Lee Aaker
as Bobby Stilwin
Bud Wolfe
as Lieutenant's Driver
Bob Castro
as Machine Gunner
Paul Fierro
as Mexican Lieutenant
Juan Torena
as Mexican Police Chief
Sol (Saul) Gorss
as Captain's Driver
Felipe Turich
as Mexican Border Offic...
George Derrick
as Gas Station Attendan...
Rico Alaniz
as Mexican Officer
Salvador Baguez
as 2nd Officer
Charles Stevens
as Mexican Father
Margarita Martin
as Mexican Mother
Alex Montoya
as Walkie-Talkie Office...
Louis Tomei
as Barricade Officer
Ken Terrell
as Barricade Officer
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Critic Reviews for Jeopardy

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Slick family vacation horror story.

Full Review… | July 30, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Jeopardy

The story is original, but the characters of Stanwyck and Meeker, make the type of a fragile woman and the bad guy, a clichà (C). That showing the only love story is in a unfaithful love. Rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

This movie is very surprising and suspenseful, I really liked it, and Stanwyck gives a good performance.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Barbara Stanwyck is always worth watching (although I would be hesitant driving with her after seeing this film). Incredible pace, very taut thriller. It is non stop action from start to finish. Good score and very suspenseful. Fine performances, especially Stanwyck.

James Higgins

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