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Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum Mysteries debuted over NBC's Blue Network in January 1941. Last broadcast October 5, 1952.Inner Sanctum Mysteries featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned and the famous "creaking door" slowly began to open.Every week, Inner Sanctum Mysteries told stories of ghosts, murderers and lunatics. Produced in New York, the cast usually consisted of veteran radio actors, with occasional guest appearances by such Hollywood stars Boris Karloff, Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles and Peter Lorre.

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Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum Mysteries debuted over NBC's Blue Network in January 1941. Last broadcast October 5, 1952.Inner Sanctum Mysteries featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned and the famous "creaking door" slowly began to open.Every week, Inner Sanctum Mysteries told stories of ghosts, murderers and lunatics. Produced in New York, the cast usually consisted of veteran radio actors, with occasional guest appearances by such Hollywood stars Boris Karloff, Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles and Peter Lorre.

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Raymond the host is great!

By 4CsnFun - May 07 2017
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Definitely worth subscribing to if you like the genre (as I do)... the audio is always good, and the stories and characters are always colorful! Go ahead..... binge-listen to all the Inner sanctum goodness!

Great stories

By Rotten138 - Feb 24 2011
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Fantastic stories to listen to while you drink your Lipton tea and eat your Lipton noodle soup!

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74 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
5
3
4
0

Raymond the host is great!

By 4CsnFun - May 07 2017
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Definitely worth subscribing to if you like the genre (as I do)... the audio is always good, and the stories and characters are always colorful! Go ahead..... binge-listen to all the Inner sanctum goodness!

Great stories

By Rotten138 - Feb 24 2011
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Fantastic stories to listen to while you drink your Lipton tea and eat your Lipton noodle soup!

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Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum Mysteries debuted over NBC's Blue Network in January 1941. Last broadcast October 5, 1952.Inner Sanctum Mysteries featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned and the famous "creaking door" slowly began to open.Every week, Inner Sanctum Mysteries told stories of ghosts, murderers and lunatics. Produced in New York, the cast usually consisted of veteran radio actors, with occasional guest appearances by such Hollywood stars Boris Karloff, Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles and Peter Lorre.

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