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Step Down to Terror (1958)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | September 1958 (USA)
A killer on the lam hides in his childhood home where his mother and widowed sister in law are ignorant of his criminal past.

Director:

Harry Keller

Writers:

Gordon McDonell (story), Mel Dinelli (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Colleen Miller ... Helen Walters
Charles Drake ... Johnny Walters
Rod Taylor ... Mike Randall
Josephine Hutchinson ... Sarah Walters
Jocelyn Brando ... Lily Kirby
Alan Dexter ... Roy
Rickey Kelman ... Doug Walters
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Duprez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nelson Leigh ... Reverend Johnson (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Pursued by detectives, Johnny Walters leaves the city to visit his family in a small California town. Among the household: his dead brother's luscious widow Helen, who soon is attracted to him. Ominous events and conflicting evidence leave Helen suspicious, but uncertain about her brother-in-law as tension builds... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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STEP BY STEP... he made a career out of love.... and murder!


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The character name "Johnny Walters" is wrongly listed in the end credits as "Johnny Williams." See more »

Connections

Remake of Shadow of a Doubt (1943) See more »

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The 28 Year Old Rodney Taylor
3 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Having acted alongside Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Dennis Hopper and Earl Holliman in 'Giant', the 28 year old Rod Taylor continued to get roles alongside high profile actors and actresses until his big break came in 1960 with 'The Time Machine'.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Silent Stranger See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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