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Jeopardy(1953)

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  • Slow start, furious finish....

    • Ron
    • 12/1/13

    Fifty years hence you may blame this movie from starting out painfully slow, but it pays off in the end. Indeed, Hitchcock did his share of "slow burns" in many films; "The Lady Vanishes" comes to mind, where, in today's world you are almost BEGGING them to GET ON WITH IT!But it was a different time. And in the end, it all works terribly well.Stanwyck is, as always, remarkable, but Sullivan and Aaker really step up. I give Sturges a lot of credit for the way Sullivan changes over time, including his final scenes in the water, in which he doesn't speak at all.I have niggling issues here and there; a) why was the kid SO sanguine about being in the pounding surf? Is he perfect? b) with lumber laying around, why didn't Sullivan suggest the use of a lever? (OK, maybe too heavy for the wife and kid....)Anyway, minor bit. All in all, a relatively compelling saga which will keep engaged, right to the very last....

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    • Raymond Banacki
    • 11/21/13

    John Sturges could turn extreme situations into very memorable movies. This one is about as tense and taut as a movie thriller could get. It's like a blast of cold air from an on-coming hurricane. Thanks to Sturges, Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan and Lee Aaker become an iconic family in jeopardy. (Just one perplexing question - Did Stanwyck have to sleep with Meeker to get him to save Sullivan?).

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    • Joseph Borkson
    • 11/20/13

    I saw this movie once at the tender age of 9 years old and it has haunted me at times since then. I'm not sure why, but I think it has something to do with the setting, the loneliness of the Baja, and the one on one danger that Stanwyk suddenly finds herself. Fear is always heightened by solitude and the Baja is one of those especially lonely places.

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    • James Higgins
    • 3/4/10

    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.

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