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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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Amelia Kincaid
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Belle Kincaid
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Samuel 'Sam' Kincaid
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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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A NEW Inner Sanctum Mystery...the case of the whispering corpse! See more »

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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with SON OF SHOCK, which added 20 more features. See more »

Quotes

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 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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"Did you know that your wife was a perfect medium?"
27 March 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The awesomely-titled final entry in Universal's Inner Sanctum series. It's the only entry in the series to not feature the opening of the creepy head in the crystal ball introducing the Inner Sanctum. The plot is relatively simple with Lon Chaney, Jr. playing a married attorney who is having an affair with beautiful Brenda Joyce. Chaney intends to divorce his wife but before he can, she's found dead and he becomes the prime suspect. But this is the Inner Sanctum so it can't be that simple. So add a psychic, visions of the dead wife, and more murder to the plot. As usual with the series, there's a nice supporting cast behind Chaney that includes J. Edward Bromberg, George Cleveland, and Rosalind Ivan. Pretty good close to the series. Shame there wasn't more. By the way, pay attention to the book that Chaney's wife was supposed to be reading before her death. Who would write something like that?!?


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