The Inner Sanctum

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(ended 1954)

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Blind Luck
      Blind Luck
      Episode 39
      10/2/54
      8.0
      A blind beggar becomes the defense witness of a drifter indicted on murder charges.
    • The Fatal Hour
      The Fatal Hour
      Episode 38
      9/25/54
      8.4
      The host of a dinner party has poisoned his guests cocktails, in order to receive the antidote, there must be a confession to murder.
    • The Skull Beneath
      The Skull Beneath
      Episode 37
      9/18/54
      7.0
      A lonely desperate man leads an obscure life until he announces that he has the power to predict a person’s death within 24 hours of the time.
    • The Landslide
      The Landslide
      Episode 36
      9/11/54
      8.2
      Relatives of an old dying woman plan to seize her fortune when misfortune befalls them in a landslide.
    • The Third Fate
      The Third Fate
      Episode 35
      9/4/54
      7.7
      A nightmare about a psychopathic killer becomes a reality. Cecily Fentriss is plagued by nightmare in which a woman predicts her death.
    • Pattern Of Fear
      Pattern Of Fear
      Episode 34
      8/28/54
      8.1
      A phantom lover visits a friendless woman and is shot for his trouble.
    • Dream of Murder
      Dream of Murder
      Episode 33
      8/21/54
      8.8
      A murdered man's son lures the killer to a lonely lighthouse to even the score.
    • The Lonely One
      The Lonely One
      Episode 32
      8/14/54
      8.7
      An old man, desperate for recognition, decides to murder a gangster.
    • Face of the Dead
      Face of the Dead
      Episode 31
      8/7/54
      7.7
      A gangster guns down his boss and makes off with his wife, his cash, and his trusted bodyguard. In the process, he took an awful beating and has to have major work done by a plastic surgeon. What will his new face look like when the bandages come off?
    • Reward For Janie
      Reward For Janie
      Episode 30
      7/31/54
      8.2
      A waitress thinks she's double-crossed a robber but she's in for a surprise.
    • Hour of Darkness
      Hour of Darkness
      Episode 29
      7/24/54
      8.5
      A man who has gambled away a large sum of his company’s money plans to murder his wife and collect her insurance.
    • Burial at High Point
      7/17/54
      8.9
      A dying millionaire's son-in-law tries to drive his wife insane so that he alone can collect the inheritance.
    • Dark of Night
      Dark of Night
      Episode 27
      7/10/54
      9.1
      A photographer, having fallen in love with his secretary, tries to drive his wife insane.
    • Family Skeleton
      Family Skeleton
      Episode 26
      7/3/54
      7.4
      Two moving men find a skull with a bullet hole. They'll keep quiet for a price.
    • Nobody Laughs At Lou
      6/26/54
      6.6
      An ex-vaudevillian must dance for his life at the point of a gun.
    • Tomorrow Never Comes
      6/19/54
      7.4
      Two lookalikes fight to the death and the survivor must take the rap for the crimes of both.
    • Ghost Mail
      Ghost Mail
      Episode 23
      6/12/54
      8.5
      An insurance inspector suspects a strange looking man to be one of the deceased pilots for whom his company has paid insurance.
    • The Silent Bride
      The Silent Bride
      Episode 22
      6/5/54
      7.5
      Young Mark Edwards' bride has deserted him or was she killed?
    • Handle With Care
      Handle With Care
      Episode 21
      5/29/54
      8.6
      After a waterfront ex-con is released from prison on parole, three men who have been involved in a murder decide that he knows too much to live.
    • Queen of Spades
      Queen of Spades
      Episode 20
      5/22/54
      7.2
      A big-time poker game leads to murder when played with a deck marked for death.
    • Identity Unknown
      Identity Unknown
      Episode 19
      5/15/54
      7.5
      A neurotic model searches for her sister's alleged murderer.
    • Watcher By the Dead
      5/8/54
      8.1
      A practical joker hires an actor to impersonate a corpse after betting a friend he wouldn't spend a night with a dead man.
    • Killer's Choice
      Killer's Choice
      Episode 17
      5/1/54
      8.2
      A man's look-alike twin brother is shot in the head. Because of the testimony of a lying witness, the murderer will get off scott-free. If the police can't exact justice, perhaps the brother with the face of the dead man can.
    • The Hands
      The Hands
      Episode 16
      4/24/54
      8.7
      A frightened wife whose amnesic husband is released from a mental hospital is unaware that he once tried to strangle her.
    • The Good Luck Charm
      4/17/54
      8.5
      A cab driver finds $20,000 in his taxi. Deciding to keep the money, he locates its owner and kills him.
    • The Sisters
      The Sisters
      Episode 14
      4/10/54
      8.0
      Two wealthy sisters clash over a con man who has courted them both.
    • Man of Iron
      Man of Iron
      Episode 13
      4/3/54
      8.8
      A woman tries to make her husband confess to a murder before an innocent man dies for the crime.
    • Cat Calls
      Cat Calls
      Episode 12
      3/27/54
      9.2
      An architect, kept awake by howling cats, becomes involved in his neighbor's murder.
    • The Sound of Birds
      The Sound of Birds
      Episode 11
      3/20/54
      8.6
      Two people searching for an escaped lunatic are murdered.
    • Lost in the Dark
      Lost in the Dark
      Episode 10
      3/13/54
      9.0
      A tycoon who is losing his eyesight and his wife, has a scheme to regain both, to buy another man's eyes.
    • A Second Life
      A Second Life
      Episode 9
      3/6/54
      8.5
      A middle-aged man tries to murder his wife only to realize that he really loves her.
    • The Yellow Parakeet
      2/27/54
      9.3
      A lonely old man is duped by two con artists into stealing money to help a young couple.
    • Never Die Again
      Never Die Again
      Episode 7
      2/20/54
      8.8
      Circumstantial evidence and a strong motive implicate a husband in his wife's death.
    • The Face of Fear
      The Face of Fear
      Episode 6
      2/13/54
      8.7
      After revealing the criminal activities of his friends, a racketeer winds up being his own worst enemy by fear of reprisals.
    • The Perfect Kill
      The Perfect Kill
      Episode 5
      2/6/54
      8.7
      A student is implicated in the killing of a classmate when a murder story identical to the real crime is found in his possession.
    • Guilty Secret
      Guilty Secret
      Episode 4
      1/30/54
      8.5
      A young man calls in the police to investigate his mother. He believes she killed her once-famous actor husband.
    • The Hermit
      The Hermit
      Episode 3
      1/23/54
      8.8
      Bank robbers force an old hermit to hide them out in his house, but they soon find out that he is more dangerous than the police could ever be.
    • The Port of Regrets
      1/16/54
      8.0
      A judge believes that no leniency is deserved for a crime of passion until he himself is involved in such a crime.
    • The Stranger
      The Stranger
      Episode 1
      1/9/54
      8.7
      A stranger, who protests his innocence, is accused of murder and held captive by three townspeople.
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