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Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery, Crime | 8 March 1941 (USA)
A respected investment advisor has a double life as a mystery writer and becomes involved in the real murder of a shady client.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Lester Cole (screenplay), John Wexley (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Errol Flynn ... Francis Warren aka F.X. Pettijohn
Brenda Marshall ... Rita Warren
Ralph Bellamy ... R.L. Davis D.D.S.
Alan Hale ... Police Inspector C.W. Mason
Lee Patrick ... Blondie White
Allen Jenkins ... Wilfred
Lucile Watson ... Mrs. Archer
William Frawley ... Hopkins
Roscoe Karns ... Monahan
Grant Mitchell ... Carruthers
Maris Wrixon ... June Brewster
Noel Madison ... Fissue
Jack La Rue ... Ace Vernon (as Jack LaRue)
Turhan Bey ... Ahmed
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Campeau 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

8 March 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pasos en la oscuridad See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Warner Bros. had plans for a sequel to this film and a possible series in mind - along the likes of MGM's very successful "Thin Man" pictures. But, with the lukewarm reception this film received, those plans were abandoned. See more »

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Quotes

Police Insp. Charles M. Mason: Even burlesque queens can have toothaches, you know.
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References The Maltese Falcon (1931) See more »

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Up the Chimney Go My Dreams
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Music by Ray Henderson
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Bright & Breezy Errol
9 July 2017 | by girvsjointSee all my reviews

This is my favourite Errol Flynn comedy, OK, he only made four, and they are all worthwhile, but for sheer silly fun, this one is tops. Flynn was a good actor, far better than he's usually given credit for, and he was especially good at comedy, he could take silly material like this, and make it entertaining and watchable, all the supporting cast are top pros and give great performances. Don't try to analyse it or even make sense of it, it's a comedy, silly, but fun, with some great dialogue, and everyone seems to be having such a fun time you can't help but be caught up in it too! Only wish the Warners had given Errol Flynn a lot more comedies, he really was good at it! Sad that he could never appreciate his own talents and eventually became despondent and took a path of self destruction that led to his untimely death at just 50. I hope he's found the peace on the other side that eluded him here?


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