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More mystery than comedy
I read most of the previous reviews prior to watching the film. I found this film to be more of a SM type versus comedy -mystery. In fact, I got thoroughly involved in the story itself. I found it exciting at times and suspenseful.I am one of those Flynn fans that feels he was very underrated in his acting ability. He was versatile, handsome, charismatic, and very skilled in whatever type of role he was asked to portray. I loved his athleticism, yet, when placed in a detective/author role like this one, he did a fine job. His supporting cas was very good also.Please, TCM, do a "star of the month" with Errol Flynn sometime soon. I think you will see how many of us Flynn fans there are. Thank you. In any case, please show more Errol Flynn films.
Footsteps in the Dark
A genial comedy. Not over rated.
Where's the kid?
- Clancy the Cop
One review here refers to "mother" and "father" characters. I recall no child in the movie, but there was an opinionated mother-in-law. Movie cries out for a sequel and it had a very good cast, but no sequel ever happened. Too many amateur detectives in that era? No need for another Nick and Nora? Or just a script that didn't quite satisfy. Needed to be a bit more brisk, I'd say.
"Footsteps in the Dark" is a ridiculous comic mystery. Errol Flynn starring in a comedy? A plot every bit as complex as "The Big Sleep!" A supporting cast that is simply - what's the word? Oh, yea - stellar. Set aside presumptions. Enjoy the ridiculousness of it all. I've never seen anything quite like it.
- Maria Ramos
Love seeing Errol Flynn in this role. What a gorgeous man, and he's funny too! A very entertaining movie.
Footsteps in the Dark
- Sally Hawkins
This is a most delightful comedy very entertaining for the whole family. Fresh and up to date. The scenario - father and mother still love each other but are separated by the meddling mother- in - law. The little girl tries to get father and mother together again and all the funny incidents that happen in the process.A delight for anybody to see!
- Gary Bergman
The characters refer to Flynn's character as Pettijohn, not Pettibone. I am not used to seeing Flynn in a mystery/comedy. I don't know if he carries his ruse as a Texan off, but it doesn't sound much different than some of his roles in his westerns.
Footsteps In the Dark (1941)
- James Higgins
A nice change of pace for Errol Flynn, and he does excellent. It's light and very entertaining, top notch cast with the supporting players particularly good. Suspenseful as well as amusing. Good fun.
Flynn out of tights
- michelle cooper
Footsteps In The Dark is another showcase for Flynn's versatility. Flynn in a suit reminds us of just how good looking he was. Moreover, Flynn's comedy is often overlooked in his swashbuckling movies. Here, it is hilarious.
One of Flynn's Best
- Alice Lawrence
just watched Footsteps in the dark- enjoyed very much. Shows agian Mr. Flynn's great abilty in doing all or any parts. Have collected a few of Mr. Flynn's movies hope to be able at some time to add this to my collection. On a scale of 1 to 10 I give this a 8 could be a nine. Hopefully Turner will show more of Mr. Flynn's movies would like to see some of his westerns such as Virginia City, also if Turner has more of the movies he made in the forty's.Love this Errol Flynn Movie!!!!!
- Kathleen Nemec
I love all of Errol Flynn's pictures. I love this particular picture because Mr. Flynn really transforms himself into a modern day detective/sleuth! We finally get to see him in a role as a normal Modern Day Hero! We have seen many of his peers in such roles (ex. William Powell/Thin Man, Basil Rathbone/Sherlock Holmes, Dana Andrews/Laura, Jimmy Stewart/Rear Window, Spencer Tracy, and Henry Fonda) but to see him in this picture & in this role is so refreshing! It is a shame that he wasn't fortunate enough to get more substance type of roles like his peers! It's a bigger shame that Hollywood didn't recognize him in such type of roles! Don't get me wrong I loved his Westerns "They Died with Their Boots On" & his swatch buckling roles like "Captain Blood"! I always felt he was a marvelous, strong, & powerful actor! This picture "Footsteps in The Dark" shows me how versatile he truly was as an Actor in his line of work. I truly wished Errol Flynn could have been recognized by the Academy with an "Honorary Life Time Achievement Award".
LOVE THIS ERROL FLINN MOVIE!
In my opinion I think it's one of his best movies because it's different from the type of movies in was normally in. I think he's so cute in this movie. Although I love all the old mystery movies, The Thin Man, etc.