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5 Steps to Danger (1957)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  10 May 1957 (Finland)
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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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Ann Nicholson
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John Emmett
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Dr. Simmons
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Dean Brant
Charles Davis ...
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Helen Bethke
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Karl Ludwig Lindt ...
Kissel (as Karl Lindt)
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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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First she lured him into her car ... then she let him taste her lips ... and then ... THE TERROR BEGAN ! 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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39 steps from Hitchcock
1 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Do you remember "the thirty-nine steps"?Do you remember Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll chained together by handcuffs ?Sterling Hayden and Ruth Roman (who was in Hitchcock's "strangers on a train") have the same misadventure;besides,the doctor and the nurse who "take care" of Mrs Nicholson recall Claude Rains and his mother poisoning Ingrid Bergman in "notorious".It goes without saying that "5 paces to danger" is Hitchcockesque to the core.The plot is bizarre but the two leads make a good pairing and the film ,which begins as a road movie ,then features an almost irrelevant flashback in Germany to continue as a spy thriller ,is rather entertaining.Best scene comes at the end when they visit the so called Kessel in the base: we feel something odd in the air and the bag is a good trick.


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