Dangerous Crossing

Synopsis: A young bride is set to begin her honeymoon aboard a luxury liner. Her happiness does not last when she finds that her husband has disappeared. Trouble is, no one else ever saw him board the ship with her and his name has mysteriously dropped from the passenger list.
Director(s): Joseph M. Newman
Production: 20th Century Fox
75 min

- Oh, John, it's so exciting.

- Funny little Ruth.

- Isn't it beautiful?

- Oh, we don't have to admire it from here.

I do have tickets,

and we are sailing.

I just have to have a little time

to get used to everything.

Everything's happened so fast.

And, besides...

aren't brides

supposed to be excited?

Climb aboard, bride.

- Welcome aboard, ma'am.

- Thank you.

And watch your step, please.


- Thank you.

- Not at all.

Do you think we're going

to leave on time?

Yes, ma'am, I'm sure

we'll leave on time.

- Are the "C" deck cabins this way?

- Yes, ma'am. Right down this way.

I think we're down

this way, darling.


No, that's not it.

- You can get lost down here.

- I know.

"B-18 to B"-

Oh, here we are.


Now, Mrs. Bowman-

Oh, John, darling.

- Oh.

- Oh!

- Excuse me.

- That's quite all right.

Well, it's the best

I could do in a hurry.

- You like it?

- It's just perfect.

It's the way I want everything

to be for you, Ruth, from now on.

It's the way everything will be,

won't it?

- If I have anything to say about it.

- Oh, darling.

I was such a mess when you met me.

Just four weeks ago. Imagine.

Four weeks and two days.

And you were not a mess.

I was too.

- You're sure you didn't marry me just out of pity?

- Certainly not.

I married you for your money.

We're gonna forget everything now,

except our honeymoon.

- Agreed?

- Agreed.


Hey, you'd better fix that hair, young lady,

before you can be seen with me in public.

It won't take me a minute.

Oh, look. I wanna leave some cash

with the purser for safekeeping.

Why don't you run up on deck

and watch us take off?

Oh, I'd much rather be with you.

I promise you, a ship heading down

the river is 10 times as exciting...

as a purser and I

could possibly be.

I'll meet you in 15 minutes

in the main deck bar.

We'll drink a toast to us.

All ashore that's going ashore!

All ashore that's going ashore!

All ashore that's going ashore!

Which one is yours? Well, there must be

at least one man seeing you off.

Oh. I'm just waving

at anybody and everybody.

- My husband's with me.

- Good.

You'II, um, pardon my curiosity...

but you're much too pretty

to be traveling alone.

I was beginning to worry

about the competition.

- No competition.

- Then we may as well be friends.

- I'm Kay Prentiss.

- I'm Ruth Stanton. I mean, Bowman.

- Just married?

- Does it show that much?

I always forgot my married name

the first couple of weeks.

I've been a bride myself on occasion.

Is the groom seasick already?

No, he just had an errand to do.

I'm meeting him in a few minutes.

Well, you mustn't let him

out of your sight.

Husbands can get lost

so easily. I know.

Left rudder.

Soupy weather ahead, Captain Peters.

I like a bit of weather

on an off-season crossing.

Relieves the monotony.

Purser's report, sir.

Everything's in order.

- Nothing else?

- Dr. Manning is bringing his report.

- I'll be out on the bridge.

- Yes, sir.

- One of the passengers down already, Doctor?

- The usual.

The lady in C-42 got seasick

before we left the pier.

- Third Officer Barlowe complaining of stomach pains.

- Barlowe, eh?

- Too much shore leave, probably.

- I'd recognize that.

He reported for duty but was taken

suddenly ill just a few minutes ago.

Might be appendicitis. I've got

him in ice packs for the time being.

- Get him on his feet if you can.

- Yes, sir.

- Did you wish to order, madame?

- Oh, in a few minutes.

- Oh, waiter?

- Yes, madame?

I believe I will order now.

No. No, I'll wait.

- Oh, steward?

- Yes, madame?

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Leo Townsend

Leo Townsend was and American football and basketball coach. He served as the fifth head football coach at the North Carolina College for Negroes—now known as North Carolina Central University—in Durham, North Carolina and he held that position for four seasons, from 1932 until 1935, compiling a record of 16–18. Townsend was also the head basketball coach at North Carolina Central for one season, in 1935–36, tallying a mark of 0–11. more…

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