A bank clerk in a small town returns home from a vacation in Indianapolis, and hears a story on the radio about a girl found murdered there. The description of the killer fits him exactly, ... See full summary »



(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Dick Purcell is an American taxi driver who wants to become a singer promoting cheese products. Oddly he thinks the way to do it is to become a gondolier from Venice. Along the way he sings and woos a sassy secretary Alice.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Adolphe Menjou
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: James Brown, Merry Anders, Henry Corden
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An actress, Jenny (Veda Ann Borg), is hitchhiking across the country when she is accidently struck by a car. The driver, Max Ducone (Charles Arnt), offers to take her into his home until ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Keays
Stars: Charles Arnt, Veda Ann Borg, Tom Keene
Montana Belle (1952)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In a fictionalized biography, Oklahoma outlaw Belle Starr meets the Dalton gang when rescued from lynching by Bob Dalton, who falls for her. So do gang member Mac and wealthy saloon owner ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Jane Russell, George Brent, Scott Brady
Dead Men Walk (1943)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The twin of a kindly small-town physician returns from the grave for vengeance against his brother, who secretly killed him because the twin served Satan.

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young
Jealousy (1945)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The wife of an alcoholic writer must take a job as a taxi driver to make ends meet. A young man she picks up as a fare befriends her, but when her husband is found murdered, the police suspect she and her new "friend" committed the murder.

Director: Gustav Machatý
Stars: John Loder, Jane Randolph, Karen Morley
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Police detective falls for singer, gets involved with gangster killing.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: David Brian, Vera Ralston, Sidney Blackmer
The Scarf (1951)
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man believe to have murdered a woman, escapes from the insane asylum to find if he was the one to actually kill her using the scarf she was wearing.

Director: Ewald André Dupont
Stars: John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge, James Barton
The Spider (1945)
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Robert D. Webb
Stars: Richard Conte, Faye Marlowe, Kurt Kreuger


Complete credited cast:
John Hubbard ...
Marcus Aurelius 'Mark' Borne
Rita Quigley ...
Brook Hammond
Joan Blair ...
Helene LaSalle
Harry Hammond
Cy Kendall ...
Detective Brad Dolan
Juanita Quigley ...
Rose Murphy
Mary Gordon ...
Ma Murphy
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Jerry Murphy (as Billy Benedict)
Matt McHugh ...
Cy Walsh, boarder
Sally Lukens, boarder


A bank clerk in a small town returns home from a vacation in Indianapolis, and hears a story on the radio about a girl found murdered there. The description of the killer fits him exactly, and when two girls are murdered in his town, suspicion falls on him - especially when he can't provide an alibi for the time the girls were killed. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Film-Noir





Release Date:

30 December 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Passos Pecadores  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Accused of murder in people's minds
3 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Whispering Footsteps" (1943) is a film noir, listed as such by critic Michael F. Keaney in his book. This is a well-written b-picture that runs 54 minutes, produced by Republic Pictures. It's not well-known and it hasn't been released on DVD, but with a small amount of search one can find a watchable copy.

The story stars John Hubbard as a bank clerk in a small town in Indiana. A series of murders is occurring in the region and Hubbard, a mild-mannered bank clerk who lives at a rooming house, comes to be a suspect. Distrust and fear rise gradually throughout the film that Hubbard is the killer, although he's not arrested. Consequently his relationships with everyone who knows him alter, and he too begins to see things and behave differently in the atmosphere of distrust and paranoia.

There is no noir photography to speak of although some night scenes are important; the condition of the surviving prints may partly be responsible. It's mainly the story that counts here and how it's told. There is a certain naturalness to the town's people and to the subtle progression of events, trust turning to suspicion, fear and distrust, that hooks us as viewers. The movie improves upon repeat viewings. The range of characters is critical and interesting, as each person conveys quite a lot going on beneath the surface.

In the supporting cast, one may recognize Mary Gordon in her typical mother role, Charles Halton as a pinched hypocritical bank president, and Cy Kendall as a detective. Director Howard Bretherton extracts competent and naturalistic performances from everyone.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Whispering Footsteps (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: