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The Inner Sanctum
The Inner Sanctum mystery series ran on NBC from January 1941 to October of 1952. It featured scary and spooky stories, often with such stars as Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Orson Welles. It was created by producer Himan Brown. The famous 'Creaking Door' opening ( It was really a chair scooting across a linoleum floor) was later borrowed for the CBS Radio Mystery Theater in the 1970's.

Sample shows - left click headphones to listen, right-click & save-as to download

Show Title Broadcast Date File Size Length
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Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Death For Sale 1/7/41 5.66 00:24:42 Don't you just hate getting shaken down by dead people?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Fog 4/20/41 5.64 00:24:38 Sometimes it takes a village to get a confession.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Death Is A Joker 5/25/41 6.84 00:29:52 And the joke is on Peter Lorre.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Telltale Heart 8/3/41 6.17 00:26:56 Boris Karloff in a loose adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's classis thriller.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Black Sea Gull 3/7/43 6.82 00:29:47 Peter Lorre wants to join his wife. Even if she's dead.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Voice On The Wire 11/29/44 5.05 00:28:58 An anonymous voice on the phone says 'you have 4 hours to live'.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Death Is An Artist 1/23/45 6.62 00:28:53 A reporter finds a very personal story.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download I Walk in The Night 2/26/46 5.67 00:24:44 No, it's not the guy you think.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Death Is A Double-Crosser 3/26/46 11.9 00:26:08 The history of great diamonds is a history of greed and murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download You Could Die Laughing 5/7/46 6.61 00:28:51 Elwood Fitch is having a very bad day.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Lonely Sleep 9/25/49 8.01 00:27:59 A lonely man is laughed at once too often.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Killer At Large 1/9/50 5.77 00:25:10 A guy out for revenge is blackmailed into a wild scheme.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Hitch-Hiking Corpse 1/23/50 6.86 00:23:58 Sean O'Hara picks up the wrong ride A beautiful girl hitch-hiker who just happens to be dead.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Corpse In The Parlor 3/20/50 4.84 00:21:06 Nothing's for certain except death and taxes.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Murder Off The Record 8/3/52 6.98 00:24:23 A Reno weighing machine predicts a strange fortune for Happy Dolan, drifter.

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