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White Fire (1953)

3 Steps to the Gallows (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Drama | 1 January 1954 (USA)
American Gregor Stevens arrives in London searching for his brother who, unknown to him, has been convicted of a murder and is within three days of being executed. He meets Yvonne Durante, ... See full summary »

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

Paul Erickson (screenplay), John Gilling (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Brady ... Gregor
Mary Castle ... Yvonne
John Blythe ... Dave
Gabrielle Brune Gabrielle Brune ... Lorna
Colin Tapley ... Winslow
Lloyd Lamble ... James Smith
Julian Somers Julian Somers ... John Durante
Ferdy Mayne ... Sartago
Ballard Berkeley ... Insp. Haley
Ronan O'Casey ... Crawson
Johnnie Schofield Johnnie Schofield ... Charley (as John Schofield)
Paul Erickson Paul Erickson ... Larry
Bill Lowe Bill Lowe ... Percy
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Hotel Porter
Dennis Chinnery Dennis Chinnery ... 2nd Officer
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Storyline

American Gregor Stevens arrives in London searching for his brother who, unknown to him, has been convicted of a murder and is within three days of being executed. He meets Yvonne Durante, a night-club entertainer and part-time smuggler, who aids him in his quest to prove the innocence of his brother, despite the risks she faces from her diamond-smuggling confederates. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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for a fortune in diamonds...he faced a thousand moments of deadly danger! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tempean Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Dave Leary: You will wish the kid the best of luck from me, won't you?
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Soundtracks

You're Gone
Music by Stanley Black
Lyrics by Barbara Killalee
Sung by Mary Castle (uncredited)
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Good
21 September 2009 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Gregor Stevens (Scott Brady) has 4 days shore leave. He goes to visit his brother but cannot find him. A meeting with Yvonne (Mary Castle), a boxing fan (Michael Balfour) and a visit to the "Gay Mask" nightclub give him an avenue to pursue in the circumstances that are unfolding before him. Gregor must solve the mystery before he goes back to his ship.........and, more importantly, before a hanging takes place.....

It's a fast-paced film that gets going from the beginning. It's well acted by all and has many twists to the plot. It is just on the right side of complicated.

Its a good film to keep onto and watch again.


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