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Reginald Le Borg
J. Carrol Naish,
Samuel S. Hinds
An artist (Lon Chaney Jr) is blinded by a jealous assistant/model. His fiance's father generously offers his eyes for a sight restoring operation. there's only one hitch. Chaney has to wait until after the man dies. Not surprisingly, when the benefactor dies a very premature death, suspicion falls on the artist. Written by
In this good INNER SANCTUM offering from Universal, series regular Lon Chaney plays a talented painter named Dave Stewart who is in love with a girl he intends to marry (Jean Parker), although his beautiful model (CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN's Acquanetta) is jealous and would rather have Dave all to herself. One day after a grueling painting session, Dave's eyewash is misplaced with acid, and the artist is rendered blind when he accidentally douses his eyes with it. His fiancé's elderly father generously offers to donate his eyes to Dave upon his death, so when the old man is subsequently murdered, all suspicion points to the painter.
This involving whodunit may be one of the best Inner Sanctum quickies, and it offers a variety of possibilities as to who the murderer might be -- is it Dave Stewart? His jilted model? Or perhaps one of two other men who harbor a jealousy (one loves Acquanetta, the other desires Dave's woman)...? It's a pity the exotic beauty Acquanetta never learned to act (if you think she's terrible here, you should see her in 1944's JUNGLE WOMAN!). This entry also features Thomas Gomez as a pushy policeman who keeps on Chaney's trail, much as J. Carrol Naish did (but better) in the first Inner Sanctum Mystery, CALLING DR. DEATH. *** out of ****
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