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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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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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This was the only film produced by M.R.S. Pictures, Inc., the initials of Richard B. Morros, Samuel Rheiner and Walter Shenson. See more »

Quotes

Jean Maxwell: You're pretty awful. You're even too bad for me.
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One's guilty Mind Has A Mind Of It's Own
26 March 2004 | by sol1218See all my reviews

******SPOILERS****** Solid "Film Noir" about murder guilt and justice and how events can't be changed even if the one who's effected is told about them in advance.

The movie "Inner Sanctum" begins and ends on a train that pulls in one night in the little town of Clayburn. Harold Dunlap tries to get away from his overbearing and demanding fiancé Marie who sees him trying to leave her and runs out of the train and has a confrontation with him.

Pulling a nail file from her purse Marie tries to stab Harold who in turn takes it away and kills her with it. With the train about to pull out of the station Harold picks up Marie's body and dumps it on the train and with no one around thinks that he's gotten away with what he did, Harold thought wrong.

Looking to get lost Harold tries to hitch a ride out of town and lose himself in the darkness of the night. Like he thinks that his connection to the murder will get lost along with him. Fate and destiny, like a magnet, has other ideas about what's in store for Harold and pulls him back to face justice for what he did.

Tense creepy and well written and acted movie that shows what Harold should have known right from the start: crime doesn't pay and the only one who does pay is the one who commits it.

Tightly edited and suspenseful film that doesn't try to fool the audience about who's guilty of the crime, you see Harold kill Marie at the start of the movie, but does have a twist to it that's as good as any whodunit.

The movies somewhat uneventful beginning with a sharp turn on the rail and a man who can tell what time it is without a watch with the mysterious Dr. Valonius seems a bit slow but it ties all the loose ends together at the end of the film. "Inner Santcum" is a movie, that by the time that it's over, you know will never end.


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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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M.R.S. Pictures Inc. See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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