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Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery, Crime | 8 March 1941 (USA)
A respected investment advisor has a double life as a mystery writer and becomes involved in the real murder of a shady client.

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Mrs. Archer
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Hopkins
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Monahan
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June Brewster
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Ace Vernon (as Jack LaRue)
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Ahmed
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Storyline

A high-society gent has a secret life - he writes murder mysteries and hangs out with the police attempting to solve crimes. This causes him no end of problems when his wife wants to know about his little disappearances and exceptionally late nights out. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Pasos en la oscuridad  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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"The Maltese Falcon" statuette from the 1931 version of the Dashiell Hammett mystery can be seen in Alan Hale's office. Both the statue and co-star Lee Patrick would soon appear in the classic second remake later than year. See more »

Goofs

Shadow of boom mike visible when Francis and his wife are in front of their closet when he tries to get her to leave before the police arrive. See more »

Quotes

Police Insp. Charles M. Mason: A jewel importer keeps his stuff in his safe. He doesn't run around with it in his pockets.
Francis Monroe Warren II: Suppose he took it out of the safe for some purpose?
Police Insp. Charles M. Mason: He could have been wearing a kilt, but he wasn't.
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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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Love Me
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Sung by Lee Patrick and chorus at the burlesque theater
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a well crafted mystery and a touch of romance and light comedy thrown in for good measure, a hidden gem
3 May 2005 | by (chicago usa) – See all my reviews

a hidden gem, shows the wide variety of skills errol flynn possessed but was not given credit for until much later. errol could really act, he had an excellent comedic touch and really makes this well written mystery a lot of fun. brenda marshall is her usual gorgeous self, shes a dream. the mystery is well crafted and this was good enough that they should have done a sequel. errol was type cast by the studio as a the prototype "super man" and "action hero", which he did better then anyone. what the studio prevented was errol doing comedy and other roles which he was marvelous at. the few comedy roles he was allowed to do in his career are superb. his star was brighter then most, but hidden by studio hacks were many of his varied talents.


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