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Footsteps in the Dark (1941) was a Comedy - Mystery Film directed by Lloyd Bacon and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Robert Lord.

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Footsteps in the Dark (1941).

By Dawn on Jun 20, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Footsteps in the Dark(1941).Mystery film based on the play Blondie White. Cast: Errol Flynn and Brenda Marshall. The story begins when investment councilor Francis Warren, secretly writes detective novels under the name,F. X. Pettibone. Later, Francis has an appointment with Leopold Fissue, who wan... Read full article

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Francis Monroe Warren II: [as Det. 'Hoppy' Hopkins tries unsuccessfully to break open a door] Try using your head.
Det. 'Hoppy' Hopkins: Right.
[almost head-butts the door]

Francis Monroe Warren II: Gee Blondie, words come out of you just as beautiful as oil comes out of a derrick!

Police Insp. Charles M. Mason: Say, listen, doctor. This is very important. I want another autopsy on Fissue. And be very careful this time. It's possible he was murdered by some obscure drug that you might have overlooked.
Coroner: I'm very sorry, Inspector. But I can't make another autopsy. Why not? Because the body was cremated yesterday.
Police Insp. Charles M. Mason: All right. Then don't do it.

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The original play called "Katzenzungen" was written by Ladislas Fodor using the pseudonym W. George Selous. It was adapted into English by Bernard Merivale, with additional dialogue by Jeffrey Dell, and produced in London under the title "Blondie White."
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