Crosswinds (1951)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Comedy  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Paramount's Pine-Thomas unit served up another winner with the Technicolor actioner Crosswinds. Set in New Guinea, the film stars John Payne as schooner captain Pete Singleton, who loses his boat to a pair of scheming gold thieves (Forrest Tucker, Robert Lowery). On board the vessel as a semi-reluctant passenger is embittered war widow Katherine Shelley (Rhonda Fleming). With the help of his disreputable chums Sir Cecil (Alan Mowbray) and Sykes (John Abbott), Singleton does his best to retrieve his schooner and claim Katherine for himself. The last reels are chock full of close shaves, hairbreadth escapes, storms at sea and native uprisings. In short, there's something for everyone in Crosswinds. The screenplay was adapted by Thomson Burtis from his own novel New Guinea Gold.

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barnstorming, air-disaster, alligator, beauty [physical], bitterness, boating, captain [military], cargo, con/scam, crash, death, gold, gold-mine, headhunter [recruiter], husband, island, jungle, native, passenger, peril, robbery, safety, shipment, South-Seas