Five Steps to Danger (DVD)

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Restored from the original camera negative and presented in 1.85:1 original aspect ratio. First time on any home video format.

Stranded in a small California town after experiencing car trouble, vacationing John Emmett is spared the tedium of bus travel when he has a chance meeting with Ann Nicholson—who offers him a lift if he'll agree to split the driving duties to Santa Fe. He soon learns that Ann is actually a patient recovering from a nervous breakdown, however, and a simple little road trip blossoms into a Cold War nightmare as the couple are ensnared in a web of mystery involving vital national security secrets!

Based on Donald Hamilton's "The Steel Mirror" (serialized in The Saturday Evening Post in 1948), 5 Steps to Danger stars film noir icon Sterling Hayden (The Asphalt Jungle) as a Hitchcockian hero innocently up to his neck in intrigue and danger. Ruth Roman, no stranger to noir films herself (The Window), is Hayden's love interest: a woman whose suspicious background makes her someone difficult to trust.

Directed by Henry Kessler, Danger also features several familiar classic TV faces among its supporting cast: Werner Klemperer, a two-time Emmy winner as Colonel Klink on Hogan's Heroes, portrays a psychiatrist, and daytime drama doyenne Jeanne Cooper (The Young and the Restless) is Roman's concerned nurse. Stir in uncredited contributions from Sidney Clute (Cagney & Lacey) and Ken Curtis (Gunsmoke), and you have in 5 Steps a Danger a crackling good suspense thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end!

Starring: Ruth Roman, Sterling Hayden, Werner Klemperer, Richard Gaines, Charles Davis, Jeanne Cooper, Peter Hansen, Karl Ludwig Lindt, John Mitchum, John Frederick

Directed By: Henry S. Kesler

Language: English

Video: 480P Standard Definition / 1.85:1 / B&W

Audio: English 2.0 Mono Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English

Theatrical Release: 1957

Runtime: 80 Minutes

Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Region Code: Region 1 (North America)

Special Features: None

Genre: Film Noir, Drama, Spy Drama, Thriller

Label: ClassicFlix

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