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Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 1

The Classic Radio Collection
By Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Narrated by Raymond Edward Johnson & a full cast / 5 hours 55 minutes

Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum Mysteries debuted overNBC’s Blue Network in January 1941. It featured one of the most memorable andatmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, adoorknob turned, and the famous “creaking door” slowly began to open. Everyweek, Inner Sanctum Mysteries toldstories of ghosts, murderers, and lunatics. Produced in New York, the castusually consisted of veteran radio actors, with occasional guest appearances bysuch Hollywood stars Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Claude Rains. What made Inner Sanctum Mysteries unique among radiohorror shows was its host, a slightly sinister sounding fellow originally knownas “Raymond.” The host had a droll sense of humor and an appetite for ghoulishpuns, and his influence can be seen among horror hosts everywhere, from theCrypt-Keeper to Elvira. Raymond Edward Johnson was the show’s host until 1945;Paul McGrath took over as host until the show left the air in 1952. ProducerHiram Brown would utilize the creaking door again in the 1970s, when heproduced and directed The CBS RadioMystery Theater.

Episodes include:

The Voice on the Wire,starring Lesley Woods

Trapped on an island, a voice on the telephone warns a womanthat she has only four hours to live. Originally aired November 29, 1944.

Desert Death, starringHorace Braham

Two men driving across the desert pick up three hitchhikerswho turn out to be escaped Nazi prisoners. Originally aired January 9, 1945.

Death Is an Artist,starring Lee Bowman

Four dead cats and a man are found in an apartment—all withtheir throats slit or their heads cut off. Originally aired January 23, 1945

Death in the Depths,starring Santos Ortega

A deep-sea diver meets some old friends down in a shipwreck.Originally aired February 6, 1945.

No Coffin for the Dead,starring Les Tremayne

Who killed Peter Frame? The killer may be an insane personwho is unable to walk. Originally aired February 20, 1945.

The Bog Oak Necklace,starring Miriam Hopkins

The discovery of a necklace around a skeleton is the key toa forty-year-old murder. Originally aired April 10, 1945.

The Black Art, starringSimone Simone

A murderer about to be hanged is rescued by a woman withstrange powers. Originally aired May 15, 1945.

Dead to Rights, starringElspeth Eric

An inept couple murders for profit and then flees when thenet closes in on them. Originally aired May 22, 1945.

Death across the Board,starring Raymond Massey

A murdering madman is battling the police as a chess game—withdead bodies galore! Originally aired June 5, 1945.

Portrait of Death,starring Lesley Woods

A cursed painting invariably kills its owner. Originallyaired June 12, 1945.

Dead Man’s Deal, starringLarry Haines

A poker game has murder as the stakes. Originally airedAugust 28, 1945.

The Murder Prophet,starring Wendy Barrie

Who killed Claudia’s first husband … and her second … andthe man who loved her? Originally aired September 4, 1945.

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The Classic Radio Collection Series


Jeff Regan, Investigator, Vol. 1
Jeff Regan, Investigator, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 1
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
The Adventures of Rocky Jordan, Vol. 1
The Adventures of Rocky Jordan, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Classic Radio Spotlights: Frank Sinatra
Classic Radio Spotlights: Frank Sinatra
Hollywood 360
The Amos ’n’ Andy Show, Vol. 1
The Amos ’n’ Andy Show, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
The Hall of Fantasy, Vol. 1
The Hall of Fantasy, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio's Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 2
Classic Radio's Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360
The Lives of Harry Lime, a.k.a. The Third Man, Vol. 1
The Lives of Harry Lime, a.k.a. The Third Man, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 1
The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360, CBS Radio & William Spier
Murder at Midnight, Vol. 1
Murder at Midnight, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Rogue's Gallery, Vol. 1
Rogue's Gallery, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
My Friend Irma, Vol. 1
My Friend Irma, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio Spotlights: Orson Welles
Classic Radio Spotlights: Orson Welles
Hollywood 360
Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Vol. 1
Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
The Whistler, Vol. 1
The Whistler, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
The Great Gildersleeve, Vol. 2
The Great Gildersleeve, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360 & NBC Radio
Dimension X, Vol. 2
Dimension X, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360, Ernest Kinoy & George Lefferts
Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Vol. 2
Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio’s Greatest Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Shows, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio’s Greatest Western Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Western Shows, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio’s Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio’s Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Our Miss Brooks, Vol. 2
Our Miss Brooks, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Gunsmoke, Vol. 2
Gunsmoke, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Rocky Fortune, Vol. 1
Rocky Fortune, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Let George Do It, Vol. 1
Let George Do It, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Gunsmoke, Vol. 1
Gunsmoke, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
The Life of Riley, Vol. 1
The Life of Riley, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio’s Greatest Detective Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Detective Shows, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Boston Blackie, Vol. 1
Boston Blackie, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & Frederick Ziv
Dragnet, Vol. 1
Dragnet, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & NBC Radio
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Vol. 1
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360, CBS Radio & Jack Johnstone
Classic Radio Spotlights: Lucille Ball
Classic Radio Spotlights: Lucille Ball
Hollywood 360
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Vol. 3
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Vol. 3
Hollywood 360
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 3
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 3
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Dragnet, Vol. 2
Dragnet, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360 & NBC Radio
Classic Radio's Greatest Westerns, Vol. 2
Classic Radio's Greatest Westerns, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360
The Cisco Kid, Vol. 1
The Cisco Kid, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio Spotlights: Jack Benny
Classic Radio Spotlights: Jack Benny
Hollywood 360
Broadway Is My Beat, Vol. 1
Broadway Is My Beat, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Frontier Gentleman, Vol. 1
Frontier Gentleman, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Suspense, Vol. 1
Suspense, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Fibber McGee & Molly, Vol. 1
Fibber McGee & Molly, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & NBC Radio
Have Gun—Will Travel, Vol. 1
Have Gun—Will Travel, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Tales of the Texas Rangers, Vol. 1
Tales of the Texas Rangers, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & NBC Radio
Casey, Crime Photographer, Vol. 1
Casey, Crime Photographer, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Mr. District Attorney, Vol. 1
Mr. District Attorney, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Dimension X, Vol. 1
Dimension X, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & NBC Radio
Pat Novak, for Hire, Vol. 1
Pat Novak, for Hire, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
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Author &
Narrator Raymond Edward Johnson & a full cast
ISBN 9781482960891
Length 5 hours 55 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Publishing
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm rank #179,774 Overall
Genre rank #1,912 in Horror

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