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Step by Step (1946)

 -  Drama | Crime | Mystery  -  23 August 1946 (USA)
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Johnny, an ex-Marine, and Evelyn, a chance acquaintance, find themselves caught up in a plot involving Nazi spies in California.

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Johnny Christopher
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Evelyn Smith
Lowell Gilmore ...
Von Dorn
Myrna Dell ...
Gretchen
Harry Harvey ...
Senator Remmy
Addison Richards ...
James Blackton
Ray Walker ...
Agent Jorgensen
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Bruckner (as Jason Robards)
George Cleveland ...
Captain Caleb Simpson
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Johnny, an ex-Marine, and Evelyn, a chance acquaintance, find themselves caught up in a plot involving Nazi spies in California.

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Bathing Beauty...or BABY-FACED GUN GIRL? (original print ad) See more »


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23 August 1946 (USA)  »

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Kryptografima V-13  »

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At one point after Johnny locks himself out of his car, he is seen leaning against the car door with his arm resting in the open driver's window. Clearly the windows are down. See more »

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Wartime propaganda programmer a clumsy embarrassment, only good for a few giggles
19 January 2003 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

Maybe RKO got caught short by V-E and V-J day but decided to release this wartime propaganda programmer anyway. It's still a clumsy embarrassment all around. Just-demobbed leatherneck Lawrence Tierney spots a comely blonde (Anne Jeffreys) going in for a swim along the Pacific Coast Highway and decides to join her. She's just signed up a secretary to a senator on a hush-hush assignment but both she and her employer are kidnapped by Nazis and replaced by imposters (in her place is Myrna Dell, who looks like she just `bit into a green persimmon'). Tierney spends half the movie in bathing trunks trying to find her even though the police are now after them as a pair of killers. The whole thing looks dark and cheap; not even Jason Robards (Sr.) as an unctuous German helps out. Director Phil Rosen doesn't even attain the level of competence he did in his several Charlie Chan flicks. Step by Step's only virtue lies in eliciting giggles at the awkwardness of its script, its acting, its production values and even its ideology.


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