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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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dead to rights 05/22/1945

An inept couple murder for profit, and then run when the net closes in on them.

24 May 2009

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terror by night 09/18/1945

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corpse on the town 05/09/1949

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no rest for the dead 08/24/1949

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lady with a plan 04/09/1946

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26 Apr 2009

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voice on the wire 11/29/1944

Trapped on an island, a voice on the telephone warns a woman that she has only four hours to live.

25 Nov 2007

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wailing wall 11/06/1945

A story about a man who strangles his wife and is haunted by her moans for forty years. Stars Boris Karloff.

4 Nov 2007

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murder comes at midnight 09/09/1946

A visit from a gentleman killer, who has just escaped from his journey to the death house.

16 Sep 2007

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unforgiving corpse 05/28/1951

A railroad stationmaster sees ghosts and gets messages from a dead man for ten years.

11 May 2008

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make ready my grave 04/23/1946

John Loomis brings his new bride to the family mansion, where she discovers the secret of the family curse.

27 Apr 2008

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judas clock 04/17/1945

Death to those who own this clock, it uses Judas thirty pieces of silver as counterweights.

20 Apr 2008

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between two worlds 12/20/1948

A rotten gangster about to be killed by the mob and is given one last chance to do a decent act.

23 Dec 2007

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dead mans deal 08/28/1945

A good story about a poker game with murder as the stakes.

7 Feb 2010

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death for sale 07/13/1952

A seven year insurance scheme is delayed by two complications a blackmailer and his wife.

9 Sep 2007

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death on the highway 06/06/1949

An embezzler runs down a hitch-hiker and is blackmailed by a series of eye witnesses.

14 Jun 2009

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death deal 04/18/1949

A man is almost killed when his car explodes. He confronts his unfaithful wife a strange request.

13 Apr 2008

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death of a doll 10/18/1948

A reporter falls in love with a nameless girl in the morgue and her doll. The talking doll leads him to the devil.

7 Oct 2007

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dont dance on my grave 05/05/1947

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21 Jun 2009

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death wears a lonely smile 04/04/1949

Walter is large and stupid and strong and a killer.

9 Mar 2008

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dead laugh 09/23/1946

An unmerciful judge is unconcerned when a condemned man swears revenge. The shoe slowly changes to another foot.

23 Sep 2007

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