Dir: John Gilling
Starring: Scott Brady and Mary Castle
An American merchant seaman visiting his brother in London discovers he is due to be hanged, and has three days to prove his innocence
This quite superb crime thriller was released in the US under the name White Fire, but had originally run with the working title They Walk Alone. Despite being called Three Steps to the Gallows in the UK, most of the publicity material uses the number 3 instead. At the beginning of the film, Scott Brady is getting off his ship in the Pool of London and there are shots of open wooden goods wagons on the quayside. A similar shot appears at the end of the film as he re-joins the ship after getting his brother acquitted of murder.