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Inner Sanctum

A young boy witnesses a woman's murder committed by a shadowy stranger.
Rating 3.8
32 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 2 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1948
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Murderer Harold Dunlap (Charles Russell) is trapped in a small town when a flood washes out all the bridges. He has just killed his unfaithful wife. As Dunlop disposes of the body, he is witnessed by a young boy who becomes the madman's next target.

Inspired by the radio show of the same name and reminiscent of both Shadow of a Doubt and The Night of the Hunter, Inner Sanctum features a tart and witty script crammed with lascivious one-liners and shadowy photography. A fluid camera prowls classic noir nightscapes - a decrepit boarding house, the banks of the river, a deserted train station and, most eerily, the park on the edge of the wood.

Product Description:

A thriller based on the old radio show, in which a fortune teller forsees danger for a young girl.

Plot Keywords:

Mystery | Occult | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller | Vintage

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Customer Rating: Rating 3.8
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Rating 4.0 Inspired by the radio horror program Movie Lover: from Pennsylvania -- May, 13, 2005

INNER SANCTUM was advertised - in part - as a big-screen adaptation of the radio program, without actually saying it was. Simon & Schuster owned the trademark to the name "Inner Sanctum" and the radio program was "borrowing" the use of the IS name under the condition that they pitch a mystery novel every week on the show. So produced Samuel Rheiner and Walter Shenson, wanting to cash in quick on the radio program, got permission from Simon & Schuster to use the name "Inner Sanctum," and skipped the radio program's trademark creaking door (which was copyrighted) and optioned for this low-budget murder mystery. Actually, it is a little more unusual than the standard murder mystery of the time. It was released by Film Classics, Inc., throug MRS Pictures, Inc. For years a 52 minute print missing part of the first reel was floating about and some vendors were selling a VHS copy of this shorter print for $20.00! Thankfully, Alpha is now offering this movie for $5.95 and on DVD. And Alpha's print is the complete 62 minute version so don't delay and grab this today!


Rating 4.0 fantastic Movie Lover: from Norwich, England UK -- January, 24, 2005

a really good little film. unusual and exciting with a suitably gloomy atmosphere. good quality pictur too.


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  • Sales Rank: 1,845
  • UPC: 089218431790
  • Shipping Weight: 0.29/lbs (approx)
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