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Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

Approved  |   |  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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June Brewster
Noel Madison ...
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Jack La Rue ...
Ace Vernon (as Jack LaRue)
Turhan Bey ...
Ahmed
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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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Release Date:

8 March 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pasos en la oscuridad  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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

Det. 'Hoppy' Hopkins: [to the turbanned Ahmed Bey] What's the matter? You got a headache?
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References The Maltese Falcon (1931) 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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Mystery starring Errol Flynn
5 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Footsteps in the Dark" is a 1941 film briskly directed by Lloyd Bacon. It stars Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Alan Hale, Lee Patrick, Lucille Watson, Ralph Bellamy, Allen Jenkins, William Frawley, and Turhan Bey.

Flynn plays an investment broker leading a double life as a mystery writer, the author of a book called "Footsteps in the Dark." Only his chauffeur knows the truth. When he becomes involved in a real-life murder, his situation starts to create havoc at home.

This is a pretty good mystery story, though one can figure it out fairly quickly, and it's enlivened by a wonderful cast. Flynn is delightful and funny, particularly when he's disguised as a Texas oil man, Tex. The unusual-looking Marshall is his frustrated wife and does a fine job, as does the tart-tongued Lucille Watson as his suspicious mother-in-law. Turhan Bey has a small part as a houseman, and he's very exotic. Hale and Frawley are the bumbling police.

All in all, good fun, and a nice departure for Flynn.


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