The Inner Circle (1946)

The Inner Circle (1946)





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This release features the 1946 film The Inner Circle, a mystery about a private detective whose conscientious new secretary may be harboring a deadly secret.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Adele Mara
as Geraldine Travis/Gerry Smith
Warren Douglas
as Johnny Strange
William Frawley
as Det. Lt. Webb
Ricardo Cortez
as Duke York
Virginia Christine
as Rhoda Roberts
Ken Niles
as Radio Announcer
Will Wright
as Henry Boggs
Dorothy Adams
as Mrs. Wilson
Martha Montgomery
as Anne Travis
Edward Gargan
as Parking Ticket Cop
Fred Graham
as Duke's Henchman
Eddie Parker
as Duke's Henchman
Bob Wilke
as Police Officer Cummings
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Critic Reviews for The Inner Circle

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for The Inner Circle

The low budget isn't a help. very stagy. Most of the cast overacts, but there are a couple of good performances. The story is also good.

James Higgins
James Higgins

When a mysterious veiled woman frames private detective Johnny Strange (Douglas) for the murder of a much-loathed radio reporter, his equally mysterious secretary (Mara) is ready with just the right lie to clear him. But Lt. Webb of the homicide department (Frawley) isn't buying it, and Johnny has to race against time to find the real killer. "The Inner Circle" is a light-weight, slightly goofy mystery film that's the cinematic equavelent of an apple--it's a quick, inoffensive snack. Average acting, simple script, and an okay mystery plot (that keeps it together to the end, but then falls apart), it's not a bad way to spend an hour, but it's not an experience you'll remember. The most interesting thing about it is William Frawley as a sort-of proto-Columbo whose main investigative technique seems to be to annoy suspects into confessing. It's an okay film, but not worth going out of your way for. The Inner Circle Starring: Warren Douglas, Adele Mara, William Frawley, and Virginia Christine Director: Phil Ford

Steve Miller
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