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    This is a film that I have viewed again and again and is always fun to watch. From the opening credits of 1940's style illustrations of the romanticized golden era of cruise ship travel set to a sumptuous smooth jazz score, the movie is steeped in mysterious atmosphere. The film was based on a radio play from the 1940's. It stars Lindsay Wagner as Lindsay Gates, a widow who has just gotten married for the second time and is setting out on her honeymoon aboard the Queen Mary. However her ideal honeymoon goes horribly wrong, when she cant find her husband. And when she tries to locate him, no one remembers seeing him. When the truth about Lindsay's first husband's death is revealed, her seemingly unstable mentality convinces everyone that she is crazy and she made up a story about a fictional husband. Parinoid that she can't trust anyone, she sets out determined to find her husband and prove she isn't insane. She begins a desperate investigation of her own that leads her on an intriguing mysterious path of twists and turns that leads her to the truth. Is she really crazy?, did something really happen to her husband? or is it much worse?, this story will have you guessing and totally captivated to the very end. The film has a very vintage feel, and is superbly written and acted. the music is sumptuous and the costumes, hair and makeup definitely complete the feel of a true 40's mystery movie. The incredible use of the Queen Mary ocean liner truly makes the movie and transports the viewers back in time to the fabulous glamor days of 1st class transatlantic travel. The supporting cast is superb with the fabulous Angie Dickenson as Lindsays apparent shipboard friend. Everyone seems to be hiding a secret or possible involvement, and the twist ending is very satisfying. The film definitely has rewatchability and i strongly recommend this to film noir buffs, mystery fans, or people who love movies set on cruise ships. Sit back, relax and get totally involved with the shady cast of characters, mysterious plot and intrigue.
  • In 1947, in New York, Lindsey Gates (Lindsay Wagner) and Beverly Thomas (Angie Dickinson) befriend each other on the main deck of a transatlantic that is departing to Europe. Lindsey explains that she is in honeymoon and in love with her husband Kenneth Gates while Beverly is traveling alone to think whether he might divorce or not from her husband. When Lindsey goes to her double cabin, she finds that she is located in a single one and her husband and his luggage are missing. She seeks him out in the ship but all evidences raised by the Chief of Security Stevens (Grant Show) indicates that Lindsey is traveling alone. Further, her first husband died and she was considered not guilty by the court and spent six months in a mental institution. Without any document or the ticket, only Beverly and Dr. Johnston (Jeffrey DeMunn) believe that Lindsey is not delusional or insane and is telling the truth.

    "Treacherous Crossing" is a TV movie surprisingly good with great performance of Lindsay Wagner. The story is intriguing and the screenplay keeps the mystery in a tense atmosphere. The plot point is predictable and the conclusion deserved to be better. My vote is eight.

    Title (Brazil): "Travessia Suspeita" ("Suspect Crossing")
  • Why remake a movie just to ruin it? It's like restoring a vintage Rolls-Royce and then pushing it over a cliff. The original 1953 film, "Dangerous Crossing," starring Jeanne Crain, was a neat, atmospheric little mystery. It was based on John Dickson Carr's short story "Cabin B-13," about a man who disappears on a honeymoon cruise, leaving no record of his existence and making his bride look like a madwoman. The best part of that movie was Carr's brilliantly crafted ending -- totally surprising but obvious in retrospect. And what did they do in "Treacherous Crossing"? They let the proverbial cat out of the bag in the middle of the movie! Steer clear of this voyage and get aboard with Jeanne Crain.
  • I have seen this film and enjoyed, i was wondering whether she was actually crazy or whether she had actually lost her husband. I think though that the film does go on for too long and would of been better as a TV program.
  • Look, there's only two possibilities, either she's crazy, or she's not. Unfortunately, we have to wait through this entire boring movie to find out. The whole thing is a little bit ridiculous, too. It reminds me of The Net. There are lots of incredulous coincidences here. Instead of wondering "whodunit?" the audience is left wondering "who cares?". I feel sorry for anyone who watched this on TV and had to sit through the commercials. But I guess they were more interesting. Many yawns all around for this movie.