Three Steps to the Gallows
Three Steps to the Gallows poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Gilling
StarringScott Brady
Mary Castle
Music byStanley Black
Distributed byLippert Pictures (US)
Eros Films (UK)
Release date
1 January 1954 (US)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Three Steps to the Gallows, released in the United States as White Fire, is a 1953 British crime film directed by John Gilling and starring Scott Brady, Mary Castle and Gabrielle Brune.[1] The film, essentially a British second feature, is enhanced by the attractive American leads.


An American merchant ship officer on shore leave in London learns that his brother is about to be hanged in three days and sets out to prove his innocence against an organised smuggling gang based in a nightclub. His plight becomes increasingly tense in the face of double crosses and bad decisions in a race against time.

Partial cast


  1. ^ "3 Steps to the Gallows (1954)". Archived from the original on 15 January 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2018.