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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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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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Dave Leary: Whenever I see a bottle of brandy it reminds me of my old man - he thinks he's Napoleon!
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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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Rather complicated plot
1 January 2014 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

What starts out as a fairly straightforward thriller seems to become more and more complex as the film wears on.This is born out by the fact that at the end one of the characters had actually to explain the whys and wherefores,by which time I had,as you might say,lost the plot.To me though the most interesting aspect of this film was the considerable amount of location work.The trade fair at Olympia.Some of the crowd seemed quite irritated at being pushed around by the actors ,it makes you wonder if they knew that they were being filmed.Interesting to see that the first shots of the trade fair were on the film projector stands.Those dear machines which went extinct as long ago as 2012.So basically a fairly routine film.


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