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Inner Sanctum (1948)

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A man fleeing the police after having committed a murder hides out in a boarding house in a small town.

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Complete credited cast:
Charles Russell ...
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Dale Belding ...
Mike Bennett
Billy House ...
McFee
Fritz Leiber ...
Dr. Valonius
Nana Bryant ...
Mrs. Mitchell
Lee Patrick ...
Ruth Bennett
Roscoe Ates ...
Willie
Eddie Parks ...
Barney
Eve Miller ...
Marie Kembar
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A man accidentally kills his fiancée as he exits a train. Just as the train pulls out, he drops her body on the rear platform. No one saw him do it, but someone does see him at the otherwise deserted station: a mischievous, freckle-faced boy. Later, he's walking along a road when the town's newspaper editor stops and gives him a lift. The editor tells his passenger that a flood has washed out the bridge. For now, there's no way out of town, so he takes the stranger to a boarding house. Fate decrees that of all houses, this is the one where the boy lives. The boy thinks he recognizes the new boarder. The new boarder thinks it's time to get rid of the boy. And a sexy blonde living at the house thinks it's time to run off with a man she knows is a murderer. Written by J. Spurlin

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15 October 1948 (USA)  »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Harold Dunlap: There's no sense in scaring the boy.
Ruth Bennett: He should be scared. I'm scared with him alone heaven knows where. If scaring will scare him, he should be scared.
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Unusual low-budget mystery
25 July 2001 | by (Deltona, Florida) – See all my reviews

Since this black and white B flick is only under an hour I doubt that it will ever see the light of day on video. It's too bad since it is an unusual and tidy little mystery of the late 1940's. A Seer (fortune-teller) brilliantly played by Fritz Leiber predicts that a young girl (Mary Beth Hughes) will encounter tragedy on a train. It all comes together when a man (Charles Russell) fleeing from the law for a murder hides out in a boarding house. Other than the gorgeous Miss Hughes and handsome Mr Russell the boarders include the delightful Nana Bryant, feisty Lee Patrick, freckled faced kid Dale Belding and Billy House. Above-par B film fare especially for Noir fans.


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