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Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

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96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

A respected investment advisor has a double life as a mystery writer and becomes involved in the real murder of a shady client.
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Director
Writers
Lester Cole (screenplay) | John Wexley (screenplay) | Ladislas Fodor (from the play by) (as Lazlo Fodor) | Bernard Merivale (play "Blondie White") | Jeffrey Dell (from the play by)
Composer
Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Cinematographer
Ernest Haller (as Ernie Haller)
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Updated Mar 8, 1941

Release date
Mar 8, 1941 (United States)

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Errol Flynn
Francis Warren aka F.X. Pettijohn Francis Warren aka F.X. Pettijohn   See fewer
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Brenda Marshall
Rita Warren Rita Warren   See fewer
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Ralph Bellamy
R.L. Davis D.D.S. R.L. Davis D.D.S.   See fewer
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Alan Hale
Police Inspector C.W. Mason Police Inspector C.W. Mason   See fewer
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Lee Patrick
Blondie White Blondie White   See fewer
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Allen Jenkins
Wilfred Wilfred   See fewer
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Lucile Watson
Mrs. Archer Mrs. Archer   See fewer
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William Frawley
Hopkins Hopkins   See fewer
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Roscoe Karns
Monahan Monahan   See fewer
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Grant Mitchell
Carruthers Carruthers   See fewer
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Maris Wrixon
June Brewster June Brewster   See fewer
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Noel Madison
Fissue Fissue   See fewer
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Jack La Rue
Ace Vernon (as Jack LaRue) Ace Vernon (as Jack LaRue)   See fewer
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Turhan Bey
Ahmed Ahmed   See fewer
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George Campeau
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Sol Gorss
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Peter Ashley
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Al Bain
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Phil Bloom
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Wade Boteler
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Glen Cavender
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Richard Cramer
Detective Bringing Vernon (uncredited) Detective Bringing Vernon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Davis
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John Dilson
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Sarah Edwards
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Betty Farrington
Mrs. Jenkins (uncredited) Mrs. Jenkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
Gus - Taxi Driver (uncredited) Gus - Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Flavin
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Jerry Fletcher
Alex (uncredited) Alex (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Graham
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Creighton Hale
Mr. Harlan (uncredited) Mr. Harlan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
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Winifred Harris
Miss Perry (uncredited) Miss Perry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Hayden
Mr. Willis - Warren's Assistant (uncredited) Mr. Willis - Warren's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
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William Hopper
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Olaf Hytten
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Reid Kilpatrick
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Frank Marlowe
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Frank Mayo
Joe - Cop (uncredited) Joe - Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philo McCullough
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Jack Mower
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David Newell
June's Escort (uncredited) June's Escort (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat O'Malley
Mike (uncredited) Mike (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Oliver
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Garry Owen
Horatio Jackson (uncredited) Horatio Jackson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Reeves
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Sam Rice
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Walter Sande
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Frank Wilcox
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6.9 / 10 | 972 votes