Five Steps to Danger (1957)

Genres - Action, Mystery, Spy Film  |   Release Date - May 10, 1957 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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 penned the numbingly complicated screenplay.

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agent [representative], espionage, on-the-run, scientist, secret-plan, secrets, vacation