|Three Steps to the Gallows|
|Directed by||John Gilling|
|Starring|| Scott Brady |
|Music by||Stanley Black|
|Distributed by|| Lippert Pictures (US)|
Eros Films (UK)
|1 January 1954 (US)|
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