Five Steps to Danger (1957)

Five Steps to Danger

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Five Steps to Danger was adapted from thenovel The Steel Mirror by Donald Hamilton. When her scientist brother is killed in East Berlin, Ruth Roman finds herself in possession of a secret code, engraved on the back of a mirror. To prevent Ruth from delivering the secret information to the authorities, double agent Werner Klemperer has her committed to a mental institution. She finds an unlikely savior in the form of misanthropic drifter Sterling Hayden. Producer-director Henry S. Kesler also … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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Written By: Henry S. Kesler
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as John Emmett

as Ann Hemple Nicholson

as Dr. Frederick Simmon...

as Dean Brant

as Helen Bethke

as Karl Plesser

as Karl Plesser

as Deputy

as Sheriff
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An engaging Cold War spy story that's still chilling despite being ridiculous and unevenly directed.

Full Review… | May 11, 2015
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Awesome film Noir movie about russian and German spys trying to get plans for a wepon that a doctor in german was working on. Ann is a woman who desperately needs to get to Sante Fe. John is on vacation and with his car out of commission agrees to help Ann drive. John's a nice enough guy, and soon finds out that there is more to Ann than meets the eye. There are cops, CIA, FBI, switched identifies, and a plot full of twists and turns.
5 Stars 3-22-13

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Entertaining chase drama with a cold war twist. Ruth Roman gives an excellent portrait of a woman pursued, intellegent and capable with an underlying edge of hysteria since she's not completely sure of what's happening. The romantic subplot is the weakest part of the story but part of that is due to having that stolid block of wood Sterling Hayden in the lead. A stronger actor would have made this even better.

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