From 1948, directed by Lew Landers, Inner Sanctum is a curious thriller in which a fleeing killer (Charles Russell) spends time in a boarding house. Jerome Gollard penned the engaging screenplay with its nifty particulars. Suspicion about Russell arising within two of the boarders, Mike and Jean, is handled astutely. Character traits are seldom less than interesting. The horror-movie twist at the end still holds up, still satisfies.

A 62-minute feature film (!), Inner Sanctum is a small, shoestring-budget success.