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5 Steps to Danger (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 5 November 1956 (UK)
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
Richard Gaines ...
Dean Brant
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Kirk
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Helen Bethke
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Karl Plesser
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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Based on the Saturday Evening Post Serial by Donald Hamilton (on every poster, card, still, ad ,and the screen credit.) See more »


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Released in the UK in November 1956 as the support film for Robert Aldrich's Attack. See more »

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It is true that the towed car ARrives before Ruth Romans Lincoln, it's quite obvious that Hayden's car comes in from the left while Romans car enters from the right, indicating she passed the service station then drove back. That is why Hayden's car enters first even thought Romans car passed him on the highway. See more »

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When his car breaks down during a trip from Los Angeles to Texas, John Emmett (Sterling Hayden) meets another motorist, Ann Nicholson (Ruth Roman), who offers him a lift. He learns that she is running away from her physician, Dr. Simmons (Werner Klemperer), and the police, who want to question her about a murdered Central Intelligence Agent in Los Angeles.

Werner Klemperer? The CIA? Murder? Oh yes. While this is not one of those big budget thrillers or spy stories, it is not a bad one. You like independent film, do you not? Well, this is what it looked like in the 1950s, when you worked outside the studio system.


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