Cross Channel is a 1955 American drama film directed by R. G. Springsteen and written by Rex Rienits. The film stars Wayne Morris, Yvonne Furneaux, Patrick Allen, June Ashley, Carl Jaffe and Peter Sinclair. The film was released on September 29, 1955, by Republic Pictures.
In England, Tex Parker and Soapy, partners in a small charter boat service, are hired to take a passenger, Carrick, to meet a French fishing boat at sea. Before Carrick transfers to the fishing boat, he asks Tex to deliver a small parcel to his friend Hugo Platt. When Tex attempts to make the delivery, however, he finds that Platt has died. After returning to his office, Tex opens the parcel and discovers that it contains jewels. Otto Dagoff, Platt’s partner, contacts Tex and explains that Platt was expecting to receive smuggled jewels that had been recut and reset in Europe, and then smuggled back into England. After Tex informs him that Platt is dead, Dagoff instructs him to deliver the jewels to the captain of the S. S. Cypriota , a ship that is sailing the English Channel, who will give Tex an envelope containing American currency to deliver to Dagoff. Tex is now a suspect in the murder investigation of Platt, and when he rendezvous with the Cypriota , he is surprised to find Platt alive.
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