Footsteps in the Dark (1941) - Rotten Tomatoes

Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

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Footsteps in the Dark is a comedy/mystery, starring Errol Flynn as a wealthy investment counselor who secretly doubles as a dilettante detective, the better to write mystery novels. Brenda Marshall plays his wife, who can't understand why he is never home and begins to suspect hanky-panky. In fact, Flynn is investigating the murders of a jewelry smuggler and an exotic dancer. The trail of evidence leads to the Least Likely Suspect -- portrayed, as is often the case, by an actor who's always the one who "did it" in murder mysteries. Not nearly as funny a film as the producers seem to think it is, Footsteps in the Dark is an obvious attempt by Warner Bros. to create a "Nick and Nora Charles" team, in emulation of MGM's popular Thin Man series. Footsteps ends with wife Marshall vowing to join hubby Flynn in his next murder mystery, leaving the door wide open for a sequel...which was never filmed.

Cast

Errol Flynn
as Francis Warren
Brenda Marshall
as Rita Warren
Ralph Bellamy
as Dr. Davis
Lee Patrick
as Blondie White
Alan Hale
as Insp. Mason
Lucile Watson
as Mrs. Archer
Roscoe Karns
as Monahan
Grant Mitchell
as Carruthers
Maris Wrixon
as June Brewster
Jack LaRue
as Ace Vernon
Garry Owen
as Jackson
Sarah Edwards
as Mrs. Belgarde
John Dilson
as Coroner
Winifred Harris
as Miss Perry
David Newell
as June Brewster's Escort
William Hopper
as Police Secretary
Betty Farrington
as Mrs. Jenkins
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Critic Reviews for Footsteps in the Dark

All Critics (2)

Endearing little mystery comedy has charm.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Can you imagine Errol Flynn in a light comedy/suspense story, wearing a suit and a tie?

March 16, 2004 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Footsteps in the Dark

Errol has a good time in this light hearted(and headed) mystery. Nothing special but breezy with what seems to be the entire Warners stock company along for the ride.

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