Stormy Crossing – 1957 | 79 mins | Crime | B&W
Substandard second-feature crime drama featuring some attractive coastal locations but the film is badly realised due to its preposterous plot.
Set in Dover, Kitty (Joy Webster), a successful model, is sponsored by her lover, Paul Seymour (Derek Bond), to swim the English Channel once more after two previous failed attempts. Also attempting a cross-channel swim simultaneously are American brothers Griff (John Ireland) and Danny Parker (Sheldon Lawrence). Danny falls in love with her during training but Kitty explains that she has recently met her clandestine lover and they plan to marry soon. Meanwhile, Danny and Kitty’s coaches come to an agreement that it would be a good idea for the two swimmers to attempt the channel crossing together.
During the crossing they encounter thick fog and Paul emerges through the fog in a motor launch to murders Kitty during the swim so that his wife will not find out about their affair. Danny is convinced it’s murder but he cannot convince Griff or the police. To silence the suspicious Danny, Paul attempts the same scheme again whilst Danny’s out swimming in the morning fog but this time fails. Griff now takes up the cause of finding the murderer.
C.M Pennington-Richards: Director
Maurice Pelling: Art Direction
Geoffrey Faithfull: Cinematography
Douglas Myers: Film Editing
George Claff: Makeup Department
Alex Garfath: Makeup Department
Stanley Black: Original Music
Monty Berman: Producer
Sid Harris: Script
Brock Williams: Script
Cecil Mason: Sound Department