Jeopardy (1953)





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In this turgid melodrama, Barbara Stanwyck stars as a suburbanite on a Mexican vacation with her husband and son. The threesome runs afoul of escaped convict Ralph Meeker. Stanwyck's dilemma: attempting to rescue her husband from drowning, while staving off the carnal demands of Meeker.
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Barbara Stanwyck
as Helen Stilwin
Barry Sullivan
as Doug Stilwin
Ralph Meeker
as Lawson
Lee Aaker
as Bobby Stilwin
Bud Wolfe
as Lieutenant's Driver
Sol (Saul) Gorss
as Captain's Driver
Bob Castro
as Machine Gunner
Paul Fierro
as Mexican Lieutenant
Juan Torena
as Mexican Police Chief
Felipe Turich
as Mexican Border Official
George Derrick
as Gas Station Attendant
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 Officer
Louis Tomei
as Barricade Officer
Ken Terrell
as Barricade Officer
Carlos Conde
as Vendor
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Critic Reviews for Jeopardy

All Critics (1)

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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Fairly routine but satisfying thriller in which a woman must save her husband but gets sidelined by a desperate escaped convict. Barbara Stanwyck is good as always (although her hairdo is awful) and Ralph Meeker is gleefully sinister. The film is diminished significantly by the presence of an annoying child, but it is elevated by a couple of interesting ways in which it subverts production code. Unfortunately, I can't discuss them without giving away key plot points. Tune out the little brat (actually most of the first half) and it's not a bad flick.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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