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Inner Sanctum (1948)

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

Director:

Lew Landers

Writer:

Jerome T. Gollard (original screenplay) (as Jerome Todd Gollard)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Russell ... Harold Dunlap
Mary Beth Hughes ... Jean Maxwell
Dale Belding 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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MURDER CLOUDED BY EVIL... EVERY SECOND A HEARTBEAT... See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reise ins Verderben See more »

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Production Co:

M.R.S. Pictures Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »

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Harold Dunlap: I'll give him a good talkin-to, just like a big brother.
Ruth Bennett: Make sure you scare him.
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Starts Strong, then Fizzles
8 May 2007 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This "Twilight Zone" like story is of a man who kills a woman and dumps her body on the back of a passenger car on a train leaving town. Weather conspires against him and he ends up in a boarding house, biding his time. Unfortunately, there is no way out of town and the boy living at the same house saw him dump "something" on the train. Pieces begin to be put together and he must start covering his tracks. The boy is no fool, but starts by feeling an alliance with the man. Once news of the murder gets out, lots of stuff happens. The problem is the old word "verisimlitude.' It's just hard to believe that the events could transpire as they do. There is a relationship with a restless woman which confuses things, and, of course, this boy is going to be hard to silence. There's also a story within a story, where the young woman who is eventually murdered is being counseled by an old psychic man aboard the train. I won't say any more. It's a reasonably good movie with some nice twists and turns.


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