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5 Steps to Danger (1957)

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When his car breaks down during a trip from Los Angeles to Texas John Emmett meets another motorist, Ann Nicholson, who offers him a lift. He learns that she is running away from her ... See full summary »

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When his car breaks down during a trip from Los Angeles to Texas John Emmett meets another motorist, Ann Nicholson, who offers him a lift. He learns that she is running away from her physician, Dr. Simmons, and the police, who want to question her about a murdered Central Intelligence Agent in Los Angeles. Anne, as it also turns out, is a native of Berlin, Germany. She had come into possession of a valuable secret formula for a 4000-mile-per-hour rocket, which is written on the reverse side of a small pocket mirror she carries. She wants to deliver this to a scientist in the United States. But, the scientist is an enemy agent as is her doctor and they, and the F.B.I are after her. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Across ten thousand miles they raced with a hell-bomb horror...NOW THEY ONLY HAD FIVE MORE STEPS TO GO! (original poster) See more »


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In 1957, United Artists distributed this film on a double bill with 12 Angry Men (1957) starring Henry Fonda. See more »

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In the opening scene, we see Mrs Nicholson's car passing the towed car. Yet, the towed car gets to the garage before Mrs Nicholson. See more »

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5 Steps To Danger is 34 Steps away from Hitchcock
7 February 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In 5 Steps To Danger, Ruth Roman finds a stranded Sterling Hayden out in a desert truck stop and she asks him to be a relief driver. She has to get to Santa Fe on a mission. And what a mission which Hayden only finds out later. She's got some hidden information on a missile guidance system for those brand new Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles that the Defense Department is developing.

But a dead CIA agent back in Los Angeles and the pursuit of her doctor Werner Klemperer threatens to throw one real big crimp in her plans to deliver said information to an an exiled Werner Von Braun type scientist that she knows from childhood. Poor Hayden is caught up in all of this, but he's falling in love and so is Roman.

This one cheaply put together cold war espionage film and I will say it gives some kind of explanation why Roman hasn't a trace of German accent. Not a good one, but an attempt at one.

Certain elements of the 39 Steps and other Hitchcock classics are incorporated here. But believe me 5 Steps to Danger is 34 steps removed from Hitchcock.


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