Inner Sanctum (1948)

35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American borderline horror film directed by Lew Landers.

Plot Summary

A man who accidentally killed his fiancée flees the law and ends up trapped in a boarding house in a small town with a young boy who recognises him.


Directed by: Lew Landers
Copyright MCMXLVIII [1948] by M.R.S. Pictures, Inc.
M.R.S. Pictures presents. A Film Classics, Inc. release
Executive Producer: Richard B. Morros
Produced by: Samuel Rheiner, Walter Shenson
Production Manager: B.F. McEveety
Original Screenplay by: Jerome Todd Gollard
TItle “Inner Sanctum” used by special arrangement with Simon & Schuster Publishers
Dialogue Director: Irvin Berwick, E.R. Raguse, W.M. Randall
Director of Photography: Allen E. Siegler
Film Editor: Fred R. Feitshans
Music by: Leon Klatzkin
Musical Director: Emil Newman
Makeup: Paul Stanhope
Hair Stylist: Loretta Nickel
Art Director: W.M. Ferrari

Charles Russell (Harold)
Mary Beth Hughes (Jean)
Billy House (McFee)
Dale Belding (Mike)
Fritz Leiber
Nana Bryant (Mrs Mitchell)
Lee Patrick (Ruth Bennett)
Roscoe Ates
Eddie Parks
Eve Miller

Alternative Titles

Reise ins Verderben – Germany
Тайники души – Russia



  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.16 no.190 (October 1949) – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.173 no.4 (23 October 1948) – credits, review
  • Today's Cinema vol.73 no.5865 (7 October 1949) – credits, review


  • Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.230
  • by Walt Lee p.218 – credits
  • The World of Fantasy Films by Richard Myers p.141