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Step by Step (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 23 August 1946 (USA)
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
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Von Dorn
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Gretchen
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Senator Remmy
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James Blackton
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Agent Jorgensen
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Bruckner (as Jason Robards)
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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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Although the American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1941-1950 claims that Tommy Noonan, who is listed on the CBCS as a Hot Dog Stand Proprietor, does not appear in the final film, nonetheless, Noonan is clearly visible and identifiable in at least one scene. See more »

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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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Lawrence Tierney Near Bare and Other Fun Stuff
27 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Short Little Throw-Away of a Movie has a Fast Pace and a Lawrence Tierney Good Guy to Boot. It is Exciting and Never Very Serious in its Attempt at a Story of German Spies (the war was over), but Nevertheless was Undeterred in Using the Defeated Nazis as Germans Gone Underground just Waiting for Another Chance.

It is All Flighty and Fluff with a Dog. Some Comedy Among the Espionage as the Mistaken Identity Couple Outwit the Police and the Bad Guys with the Help of an Old Jalopy and a Crusty Geezer with a Knack for Knowing Innocence when He sees it.

At just Over an Hour it is a Pleasant Time Waster with some Joyful Action and Plenty of Silly Suspense to Keep Things Interesting. It may be the Only Movie where the Star is in a Bathing Suit and Nothing Else, Showing Plenty of Beefcake, for what Seems-Like Forever in this Oddly Pastiched Programmer.


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