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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 ... See full summary »

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Wayne Fletcher (as Lon Chaney)
Brenda Joyce ...
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Julian Julian
Rosalind Ivan ...
Amelia Kincaid
Clara Blandick ...
Belle Kincaid
George Cleveland ...
Samuel 'Sam' Kincaid
Wilton Graff ...
Police Captain McCracken
Bernard Thomas ...
Bruce Malone (as Bernard B. Thomas)
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Fern Emmett ...
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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14 December 1945 (USA)  »

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I nattens skugga  »

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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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Captain McCracken: Oh, by the way, just for the record, what is your real moniker?
Julian Julian: Julian.
Captain McCracken: Julian what?
Julian Julian: Julian Julian.
Captain McCracken: You're in a rut.
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The only Inner Sanctum film not to have the floating head in the crystal ball before the opening credits. See more »

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Follows Strange Confession (1945) See more »

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Last Inner Sanctum Mystery.
26 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Lon Chaney Jr.(who starred in all six of this series) stars as attorney Wayne Fletcher, whose wife is found murdered. She was into the spiritual realm, and friends with a psychic, who decides to hold a séance in the home of a wealthy believer. Wayne was having an affair with his secretary(played by Brenda Joyce) though insists on his innocence, though when the spirit of his deceased wife accuses him of her murder, it starts off a series of new murders in the household. Who can be responsible? Last in this loosely-linked series is also the least, with an all-too-obvious plot that deteriorates into silliness by the end. Title gives away a key plot point too!


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