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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

Writers:

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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underrated entertaining film
25 July 2018 | by arthur_taferoSee all my reviews

This is a flawed film in several respects. It has poor production values, B actors, and a really annoying little brat actress who never made another film (hopefully). The one saving grace of this film is the story and the script. It is a very intelligent script for the time period (the middle of WW 2). And it was almost impossible to find a film from that era that didn't mention the war.

The story of a man who is accused as a serial killer, keeps you guessing all the way to the end of the film. I will not reveal the ending, but it is interesting. This is just one of your better B movies, especially in the noir genre. After all, we go to the movies to be entertained by a good story; this foots the bill.


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