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Three Steps North


Complications ensue when Lloyd Bridges returns to Italy after the war to retrieve his loot.

Three Steps North is a 1951 Italian–American film directed by W. Lee Wilder and featuring Lloyd Bridges, Lea Padovani and Aldo Fabrizi. The film is also known as Tre passi a nord in Italy.<>.</>


Dishonorably discharged after a four-year stint in a military prison for dabbling in black markets while stationed in Italy during World War II, former US soldier Frank Keeler (Lloyd Bridges) wants to discreetly recover a stash of money he buried near Amalfi prior to his arrest. However this turns out to be more difficult than expected when the police becomes interested in him and starts tailing him, while local shady characters guess the purpose of his presence.


  • Lloyd Bridges as Frank Keeler
  • Lea Padovani as Elena Ravezza
  • Aldo Fabrizi as Pietro
  • William Tubbs as Jack Convay
  • Dino Galvani as Massina
  • Adriano Ambrogi as Baldori
  • Gianni Rizzo as The Greek
  • Peggy Doro as Mrs. Day
  • Adam Genette as Policeman Falzone


=Critical response=

Film critic Bosley Crowther found nothing in the film that interested him, writing, "But all of the tedious maneuvering that Mr. Bridges does to recover his buried treasure, on which other criminals seem to have designs, is grimly routine and unexciting, and the pay-off, which clears up everything, is one of those fatuous fast shuffles that is acceptable only to our prim Production Code."

See also

  • Category:1951 films
    Category:1950s drama films
    Category:American films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Film noir
    Category:Italian films
    Category:Italian-language films

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