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Pillow of Death (1945)

Approved | | Mystery, Horror | 14 December 1945 (USA)
Attorney Wayne Fletcher and his secretary are having an affair, so when Wayne's wife is found smothered to death, he becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigate the murder, a ... See full summary »

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Wayne Fletcher (as Lon Chaney)
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J. Edward Bromberg ...
Rosalind Ivan ...
Amelia Kincaid
Clara Blandick ...
Belle Kincaid
George Cleveland ...
Samuel 'Sam' Kincaid
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Bernard Thomas ...
Bruce Malone (as Bernard B. Thomas)
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Mrs. Williams (scenes deleted)
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Attorney Wayne Fletcher and his secretary are having an affair, so when Wayne's wife is found smothered to death, he becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigate the murder, a psychic with questionable motives tries to contact the deceased woman. Soon, Wayne begins seeing visions of his dead wife, and other people involved with the case begin to be killed, one by one. Written by Norman Cook <unclescrooge@hotmail.com>

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This was the last of six features in Univeral's INNER SANCTUM series,filmed from February 26-March 13,1945,and released December 14. See more »

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Sam Kincaid: Oh, you finally came home, didya'? Do you realize it's 7:30 and I haven't had my dinner yet?
Belle Kincaid: What I've been doing is more important than eating!
Sam Kincaid: At my age nothing's more important than eating!
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The only one of the six Inner Sanctum films to have no closing credits. See more »

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Follows Calling Dr. Death (1943) See more »

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Silly title but a pretty good movie
11 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Last of the Inner Sanctum movies. It was pretty obvious these weren't making money--this doesn't even open with the floating head in the crystal ball.

Attorney Wayne Fletcher (Lon Chaney Jr.) is in love with his secretary Donna Kinkaid (Brenda Joyce), but he's married. His wife is found smothered to death and he's the prime suspect. He's released (lack of evidence) but a seance is held and his wife is heard accusing him of murder...then her body disappears from the crypt...then members of the Kinkaid family are getting murdered...

Busy little murder mystery. It's shot on big, beautiful, atmospheric sets (I'm assuming from another movie) and has good performances and keeps you guessing who's doing it, and why, till the very end. Entertaining--one of the better Inner Sanctums. I give it a 7.


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