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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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I agree with Alex da Silva, she IS a screaming nuisance!
30 March 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

And, the Oscar for the most annoying performance goes to...Juanita Quigley, as Rose....the girl who is CONSTANTLY screaming! This reason alone is an excellent reason NOT to watch "Whispering Footsteps"! As another reviewer pointed out, "...she is a screaming nuisance"!

The story itself is a Republic B-movie...clocking in at under 55 minutes. In some small town, there has been a rash of murders...young women are being strangled. Suspicion falls on a guy who works at the bank because he looks like the descriptions of the murderer...but women seem more than willing to vouch for him...even when he's had some blackouts! Is he really the killer? And, if so, does he even know it?!

The story is mildly entertaining...especially when Rose is NOT in the scenes. But she is often and I counted a total of nine times where she screamed...mostly with little provocation. And, there just wasn't enough good to outweigh that annoying brat!


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