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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 Brenda Marshall series. Brenda Marshall 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Errol Flynn
as Francis Warren
Brenda Marshall
as Rita Warren
Ralph Bellamy
as Dr. Davis
Alan Hale
as Inspector Mason
Lee Patrick
as Blondie White
Allen Jenkins
as Wilfred
Lucile Watson
as Mrs. Archer
William Frawley
as Hopkins
Roscoe Karns
as Monahan
Grant Mitchell
as Carruthers
Maris Wrixon
as June Brewster
Noel Madison
as Fissue
Jack LaRue
as Ace Vernon
John Dilson
as Coroner
Sarah Edwards
as Mrs. Belgarde
Betty Farrington
as Mrs. Jenkins
Frank Faylen
as Gus
Creighton Hale
as Harlan
Winifred Harris
as Miss Perry
Harry Hayden
as Willis
William Hopper
as Police Secretary
Olaf Hytten
as Horace
David Newell
as June Brewster's Escort
Garry Owen
as Jackson
Frank Wilcox
as Harrow
Turhan Bey
as Ahmed
Betty Farrington
as Mrs. Jenkins
William Hopper
as Police Secretary
Garry Owen
as Jackson
Frank Wilcox
as Harrow
Creighton Hale
as Harlan
Sarah Edwards
as Mrs. Belgarde
Frank Faylen
as Gus
David Newell
as June Brewster's Escort
John Dilson
as Coroner
Olaf Hytten
as Horace
Harry Hayden
as Willis
Winifred Harris
as Miss Perry

Crew

Lloyd Bacon
Director
Hal B. Wallis
Producer
Ladislas Fodor
Play Author
Ladislas Fodor
Screenwriter
John Wexley
Screenwriter
Lester Cole
Screenwriter
Jeffrey Dell
Screenwriter
Jeffrey Dell
Play Author
Ernest Haller
Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Frederick Hollander
Composer (Music Score)
Owen Marks
Editor
Max Parker
Art Director
Robert Lord
Associate Producer
Howard Shoup
Costume Designer
Rex Wimpy
Special Effects
Perc Westmore
Makeup
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