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: … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Mel Dinelli
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as Helen Stilwin

as Doug Stilwin

as Lawson

as Bobby Stilwin

as Lieutenant's Driver

as Machine Gunner

as Mexican Lieutenant

as Mexican Police Chief

as Captain's Driver

as Mexican Border Offic...

as Gas Station Attendan...

as Mexican Officer

as 2nd Officer

as Mexican Father

as Mexican Mother

as Walkie-Talkie Office...

as Barricade Officer

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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