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Whispering Footsteps (1943)

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 »

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Howard Bretherton

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Dane Lussier (screenplay), Gertrude Walker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Hubbard ... Marcus Aurelius 'Mark' Borne
Rita Quigley ... Brook Hammond
Joan Blair Joan Blair ... Helene LaSalle
Charles Halton ... 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 Matt McHugh ... Cy Walsh, boarder
Marie Blake ... Sally Lukens, boarder
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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

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El asesino fantasma See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Wartime Programmer
25 November 2018 | by Henchman_Number1See all my reviews

Small town bank teller Marcus Borne (John Hubbard ) returns from vacation to find he is a suspect in a murder investigation based on a composite drawing of the killer. As the murders continue and lacking a solid alibi, even Borne's employer and fellow renters at his boarding house suspect his guilt.

Presented as a crime feature, 'Whispering Footsteps' is more of a drama and a statement on small town prejudice. For the most part the movie is a plodding and shallow take on the human condition. Perhaps the wartime footing in the country at the time might have been a contributing influence.The ending of the movie is a letdown and feels like little more than a quick, convenient exit. Of special note this movie features screaming kid actor Rita Quigley as one of the most annoying characters to ever grace the silver screen. Inexplicably out of the blue she lets out a shrill ear piecing scream in most every scene she appears.

A lesser entry into the crime quickie venue, somebody looking for a murder mystery will likely be disappointed.


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