- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 28, 2010
- Originally Released: 1951
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
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Description by OLDIES.com:
After serving jail time for selling black-market goods during World War II, dishonorably discharged G.I. Frank Keeler returns to Italy for the small fortune he concealed just before being arrested. Digging up the buried money won't be easy, however: it's stashed near a heavily guarded military cemetery. The odds are definitely against Frank—especially after he's implicated in the murder of a fellow American trying to muscle in on the big score.
Billy Wilder's older brother Lee was not as gifted a filmmaker as his more famous sibling, but his directorial output includes some genuinely fascinating low-budget films. Three Steps North is a low-key, offbeat melodrama, distinguished by being shot on location in Italy. Lloyd Bridges delivers one of his best performances as the disgraced ex-solider whose strange odyssey ends with a bizarre twist. --Ed Hulse
In this comedy-drama, Frank Keeler (Lloyd Bridges is an American G.I. stationed in Italy whose less-than-legal side business has earned him a small fortune. However, he is eventually caught, convicted, and imprisoned by authorities, but not before he can hide the money. After Keeler is released, he goes back to Italy to pick up his money, only to discover that someone also has already found it, sending Keeler on a manhunt to find the person who made off with his nest egg. Likely suspects include ex-girlfriend Elena (Lea Padovani), cemetery worker Pietro (Aldo Fabrizi) and transplanted mobster Jack Conway (William Tubbs.