Tag Archives: Inner Sanctum Mystery

June 11

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Death is an Artist”

Four dead cats and a man are found in an apartment…all with their throats slit or their heads cut off! The story of the human victim involves a hated wife and murder. A delightfully macabre story. Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Death is an Artist” – January 1st, 1945

May 01

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Desert Death”

Two men pick up three others and offer them a lift into town. They said they were British but they are nazi prisoners who had escaped from the camp up near Post City. Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Desert Death” – January 9th, 1945

April 20

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “The Colorblind Formula”

“The Coast of Maine Express is already an hour out of Boston. It’s noon on a windy November day as the New England landscape flashes past. On the train are crowds of servicemen, mothers and babies, salesmen, and a man who has been acquitted of murder because the police couldn’t find the body. The man […]

April 12

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “The Voice on the Wire”

 Trapped on an island, a voice on the telephone warns a woman that she has only four hours to live.  Dum Dum Duuuuummmm!!! Inner Sanctum Mystery – “The Voice on the Wire” – November 29th, 1944

February 26

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Dead Man’s Vengeance”

“We’re going to take a long trip to Czechoslovakia. But you won’t have time to enjoy the scenery, it’s dotted with Nazis and they don’t like other nationalities. Martin Gates, an Englishman, is married to a Czec girl living in Czechoslovakia is one of the leaders in the underground movement. The story opens in a […]

February 16

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Death is a Joker”

Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff come together in this spooky tale about a man who murders his best friend over a woman.  Then the woman admits she loves the man and ended up killing his friend for no reason.  Will she still help him or perhaps help him run from justice?  Then another story about […]

February 08

Inner Sanctum – Death is a Joker

A man was deeply in love with his friend Julie. Julie was way out of this man’s league and knowing the truth drove him to murder his friend Robert. He is forced to cover his trail, regretting his mistake of uncontrolled anger. “Inner Sanctum” – Death is a Joke” – June 10, 1944

January 09

“The Silent Hands” – Inner Sanctum Mystery

Police reports of a woman in white are appearing around town on a murderous rampage!   “The Silent Hands” – Inner Sanctum Mystery – May 13th, 1944

October 30

Halloween Edition: “The Vengeful Corpse” – Inner Sanctum Mystery

In a small hillside New England cemetery, a chill evening wind stirs the leaves and a blood red moon clings to the branches with grotesque fingers touching the faded headstones with their eerie light. The frail drawn faced young woman sits on an old stone bench listening acutely to the rustling of the branches as […]

September 20

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “The Melody of Death”

A newlywed is warned by a violin playing gypsy that she has been cursed.  She must never listen to a special melody or it would forever haunt her! Inner Sanctum Mystery – “The Melody of Death”– April 22, 1944

September 07

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “The Skull that Walked”

Ever feel like digging up a creepy haunted skull from an old Indian burial ground?  Only fun could happen right?! Inner Sanctum Mystery – “The Skull that Walked” April 15, 1944

August 24

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “The Horla”

First off, this is a very rare recording of Inner Sanctum.  To our knowledge, this is the best recording ever found and if you happen to find a better one please send it to us!   A pianist is being compelled to killed by a spirit. The Inner Sanctum – “The Horla” August 1st, 1943.

August 10

The CE Library: Inner Sanctum Mystery

Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941, to October 5, 1952, was created by producer Himan Brown and was based on the imprint given to the mystery novels of Simon & Schuster. A total of 527 episodes were produced, but a majority are presumed to be lost. […]

May 08

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Black Sea Gull

“Dusk is settling fast along the Carolina coast. A few miles out at sea a motorboat rides through the choppy water. Dr Griffin and Richard Blake are frantically scanning the horizon looking for Richard’s wife Barbara who is lost…” Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Black Sea Gull” – March 7, 1943 Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as […]

May 01

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Study For Murder

“We have an expert on murder here tonight. He has a rather strange idea, something about everyone being a potential murderer. Maybe he’s right. Take a good look at your neighbor, maybe he’s the one – maybe its you… Boris Karloff stars as Mr Herbert March in this original radio play by Sigmund Miller. At […]

April 24

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Dead Reckoning

“This is a strange and eerie a tale as ever made a sailor wish he’d never seen salt water. It is a story of something that came out of the fog to drag men to their death in a watery grave. When a sole survivor of an abandoned ship is rescued the men on board […]

April 17

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Death has Claws

Not quite the kitty-cat you were expecting? More like a kitty with radiation exposure/mutation X-100. For one gentleman, he is a cat-lover and you dare not to try to mess with him. Sit back, and enjoy this puuuurrrfect treat! Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, a popular old-time radio program that aired from […]

April 10

Inner Sanctum Mystery – The Man from Yesterday

A giant gorilla has been captured by a scientist. The gorilla remembers his captor from long ago…and is planning revenge! His captor remembers a previous meeting as well..a very, very long time ago!  This story is crazy with a capital C!  “The Man from Yesterday” first aired December 21st, 1941. Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known […]

April 03

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Island of Death

When in Haiti, “voodoo unto others as you would have them voodoo unto you!” Island of Death is a strange and terrible tale as ever to turn a man’s hair grey over night. It is a tale of voodoo, conjuring and black magic.  Inner Sanctum Mystery “Island of Death” originally aired December 7th, 1941. Inner […]

March 27

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Hunter From Beyond

What if you wanted to get your man at all costs.  Even if it means waiting 100,000 years?  Tonight’s Inner Sanctum Mystery comes from September 7th, 1941.  It is titled “Hunter From Beyond”.  Unfortunately, I don’t want to pull your chain here, a lot of these recordings are lost forever into the void of space. […]

March 20

Inner Sanctum Mystery – The Death Ship

Part of the Inner Sanctum collection, this evening join us on “The Death Ship”, originally aired on August 10, 1941. Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941, to October 5, 1952, was created by producer Himan Brown and was based on the imprint […]

March 13

Inner Sanctum Mystery – The Telltale Heart

Boris Karloff appears as Simon in Robert Newman’s dramatization of Edgar Allan Poe’s famous story The Telltale Heart . It is a story of a man who could hear not only every sound on earth but even things that don’t exist.  This story is loosely based on the Poe story but when you add Poe […]

March 06

Inner Sanctum Mystery -Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam

Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam first aired on January 7th, 1941 and is thought to be the first episode of Inner Sanctum Mystery. Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941, to October 5, 1952, was created by producer Himan Brown and was based […]