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Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

 -  Comedy | Mystery | Crime  -  8 March 1941 (USA)
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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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Rita Warren
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Dr. R.L. Davis
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Police Insp. Charles Mason
Lee Patrick ...
Blondie White
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Wilfred
Lucile Watson ...
Mrs. Agatha Archer
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Det. Hopkins
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Monahan
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Wellington Carruthers
Maris Wrixon ...
June Brewster
Noel Madison ...
Leopold Fissue
Jack La Rue ...
Ace Vernon (as Jack LaRue)
Turhan Bey ...
Ahmed
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George Campeau ...
Burlesque Patron (scenes deleted)
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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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Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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8 March 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pasos en la oscuridad  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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The original play called "Katzenzungen" was written by Ladislas Fodor using the pseudonym W. George Selous. It was adapted into English by Bernard Merivale, with additional dialogue by Jeffrey Dell, and produced in London under the title "Blondie White." See more »

Goofs

On the label for the Novocain at the dentist's office, epinephrine is misspelled 'epinephin'. See more »

Quotes

Police Insp. Charles M. Mason: Say, listen, doctor. This is very important. I want another autopsy on Fissue. And be very careful this time. It's possible he was murdered by some obscure drug that you might have overlooked.
Coroner: I'm very sorry, Inspector. But I can't make another autopsy. Why not? Because the body was cremated yesterday.
Police Insp. Charles M. Mason: All right. Then don't do it.
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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Up the Chimney Go My Dreams
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Music by Ray Henderson
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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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