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Inner Sanctum (1948)





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Based on the radio show of the same title, a young woman meets a gypsy who reads her fortune and predicts a terrible fate for the young woman.


Charles Russell
as Harold Dunlap
Dale Belding
as Mike Bennett
Mary Beth Hughes
as Jean Maxwell
Lee Patrick
as Ruth Bennett
Nana Bryant
as Mrs. Mitchell
Eve Miller
as Marie Kembar
Fritz Leiber
as Dr. Valonius
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Critic Reviews for Inner Sanctum

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A lurid B-film mystery...

Full Review… | April 11, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Inner Sanctum


Decent b-film with an interesting plot that is hampered by some acting quirks and a befuddling ending.

Luke W
Luke W

Solid little film noir, very well acted and directed. Good photography, suspenseful. Short and sweet. The script is excellent.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Inner Sanctum Starring: Charles Russell, Dale Belding, Mary Beth Hughes, and Fritz Leiber Director; Lew Landers The generous (but quirky) operators and residents of a small-town boarding house invite a traveler stranded by washed-out roads to stay with them (Russell). However, as fate would have it, the man is a murderer, and the young son of the boarding house's owner (Belding) is the only person who can identify him to the police... if he realizes what he saw before the murderer kills him, too. "Inner Sanctum" has a few truly tense moments, but overall it's pretty bland, predictable, and perfectly mediocre. The story is decent but unremarkable, and the characters populating it are one-dimensional stereotypes that are portrayed by average actors. Nothing's particularly bad in the film, but nothing's particularly laudible either. The blandness of the story is heightened by the fact that the near-pointless framing sequence that establishes the tale as being told by a psychic (Leiber) in order to warn a young woman of impending doom is the most intriguing part of the film.

Steve Miller
Steve Miller

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