This collection of "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" shows features 170 shows on 2 compact discs. Each episode is presented in the .mp3 format. There are many hours of entertaining "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" programs.
The CD(s) are labeled and provided in highly protective jewel cases. A list of the programs on the disc as well as the date the program originally aired (if known) is also provided.
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A note concerning sound quality. The sound quality for the shows in this collection is very good to good. It is difficult to find perfect recordings from the golden age of radio due to the equipment used for recording and the fact that many of the recordings were made 60, 70 or even 80 years ago.
HERE'S SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR "INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES":
"Inner Sanctum Mysteries" was a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941 to October 5, 1952. Created by Himan Brown, of CBS Radio Mystery Theater fame, the anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense. The tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like "Suspense" and "The Whistler". A total of 526 episodes are known to have been produced, although much fewer than that are known to exist today.
The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated "Pleasant dreaaaaammmmssss!" His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow, from fellow radio hosts like Ernest Chappell (on Cooper's later series, "Quiet, Please") and Maurice Tarplin (on "The Mysterious Traveler") to EC Comics' "Crypt-Keeper" in various incarnations of "Tales from the Crypt". In interviews, EC publisher Bill Gaines stated that he based EC's three horror hosts not on Raymond but on Old Nancy, host of radio's earlier "The Witch's Tale" (1931-38).
When Johnson left the series in 1945, he was replaced by Paul McGrath, who did not keep the "Raymond" name and was known only as "your host" or "Mr. Host." Beginning in 1945, Lipton Tea sponsored the series, pairing first Raymond and then McGrath with its cheery commercial spokeswoman, Mary Bennett, whose pitches for Lipton contrasted sharply with the subject matter of the stories, and who would primly chide the host for his dark humor and creepy manner.
Episode Listing for the "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" programs included in this collection:
Inner Sanctum - 410101 - AUD - Amazing Death of Mrs Putnam
Inner Sanctum - 410107 - 001 - Death For Sale
Inner Sanctum - 410211 - 006 - Mystery Of The Howling Dog
Inner Sanctum - 410420 - 016 - Fog
Inner Sanctum - 410518 - 020 - Dead Freight
Inner Sanctum - 410525 - 021 - Death is a Joker
Inner Sanctum - 410803 - 031 - Tell Tale Heart
Inner Sanctum - 410810 - 032 - The Death Ship
Inner Sanctum - 411207 - 049 - Island of Death (With Pearl Harbor Announcement)
Inner Sanctum - 411221 - 051 - The Man From Yesterday
Inner Sanctum - 411228 - 052 - Death Has Claws
Inner Sanctum - 420118 - 055 - Dead Reckoning
Inner Sanctum - 420503 - 070 - Study For Murder
Inner Sanctum - 420823 - 086 - Dead Man's Magic
Inner Sanctum - 420920 - 090 - The Dead Walk At Night
Inner Sanctum - 430207 - 110 - The Black Sea Gull
Inner Sanctum - 430307 - 114 - The Black Seagull
Inner Sanctum - 430606 - 127 - The House Where Death Lived
Inner Sanctum - 430801 - 135 - The Horla
Inner Sanctum - 430822 - 138 - The Bog-Oak Necklace
Inner Sanctum - 440415 - 172 - The Skull That Walked
Inner Sanctum - 440422 - 173 - The Melody Of Death
Inner Sanctum - 440513 - 176 - The Silent Hands
Inner Sanctum - 440610 - 180 - Death Is A Joker
Inner Sanctum - 441007 - 196 - Dead Man's Vengeance
Inner Sanctum - 441129 - 204 - The Voice On The Wire
Inner Sanctum - 441206 - 205 - The Color Blind Formula
Inner Sanctum - 450109 - 210 - Desert Death
Inner Sanctum - 450123 - 212 - Death Is an Artist
Inner Sanctum - 450206 - 214 - Death in the Depths
Inner Sanctum - 450220 - 216 - No Coffin for the Dead
Inner Sanctum - 450306 - 218 - The Lost Refrain
Inner Sanctum - 450313 - 219 - Island of the Dead
Inner Sanctum - 450403 - 222 - The Meek Die Slowly
Inner Sanctum - 450410 - 223 - The Bog-Oak Necklace
Inner Sanctum - 450417 - 224 - The Judas Clock
Inner Sanctum - 450424 - 225 - Song Of The Slasher
Inner Sanctum - 450501 - 226 - The Girl and the Gallows
Inner Sanctum - 450515 - 227 - The Black Art
Inner Sanctum - 450522 - 228 - Dead To Rights
Inner Sanctum - 450529 - 229 - Musical Score
Inner Sanctum - 450605 - 230 - Death Across the Board
Inner Sanctum - 450612 - 231 - Portrait Of Death
Inner Sanctum - 450619 - 232 - Dead Man's Holiday
Inner Sanctum - 450626 - 233 - Dead Man's Debt
Inner Sanctum - 450828 - 234 - Dead Man's Deal
Inner Sanctum - 450904 - 235 - The Murder Prophet
Inner Sanctum - 450911 - 236 - The Last Story
Inner Sanctum - 450918 - 237 - Terror By Night
Inner Sanctum - 450925 - 238 - The Lonely Sleep
Inner Sanctum - 451002 - 239 - The Shadow Of Death
Inner Sanctum - 451009 - 240 - Death By Scripture
Inner Sanctum - 451016 - 241 - Till Death Do Us Part
Inner Sanctum - 451023 - 242 - The Corridor of Doom
Inner Sanctum - 451030 - 243 - The Man Who Couldn't Die
Inner Sanctum - 451106 - 244 - The Wailing Wall
Inner Sanctum - 451211 - 249 - The Dark Chamber
Inner Sanctum - 451218 - 250 - The Undead
Inner Sanctum - 460108 - 253 - The Creeping Wall
Inner Sanctum - 460115 - 254 - The Edge Of Death
Inner Sanctum - 460122 - 255 - The Confession
Inner Sanctum - 460129 - 256 - Blood of Cain
Inner Sanctum - 460205 - 257 - Skeleton Bay
Inner Sanctum - 460212 - 258 - The Man Who Couldnt Die
Inner Sanctum - 460226 - 260 - I Walk In The Night
Inner Sanctum - 460312 - 262 - Strands of Death
Inner Sanctum - 460326 - 264 - Death Is A Double-Crosser
Inner Sanctum - 460409 - 266 - Lady With A Plan
Inner Sanctum - 460423 - 268 - Make Ready My Grave
Inner Sanctum - 460507 - 270 - You Could Die Laughing
Inner Sanctum - 460521 - 272 - Detour To Terror
Inner Sanctum - 460604 - 274 - Eight Steps To Murder
Inner Sanctum - 460618 - 276 - I Want To Report A Murder
Inner Sanctum - 460819 - 280 - Spectre Of The Rose
Inner Sanctum - 460909 - 283 - Murder Comes At Midnight
Inner Sanctum - 460923 - 285 - The Dead Laugh
Inner Sanctum - 461007 - 287 - The Listener
Inner Sanctum - 461104 - 291 - Death's Old Sweet Song
Inner Sanctum - 461125 - 294 - No Rest For The Dead
Inner Sanctum - 470106 - 300 - Death Pays the Freight
Inner Sanctum - 470203 - 304 - Death Bound
Inner Sanctum - 470210 - 305 - The Ghost In The Garden
Inner Sanctum - 470303 - 308 - The Corpse That Nobody Loved
Inner Sanctum - 470505 - 317 - Don't Dance On My Grave
Inner Sanctum - 470623 - 324 - Over My Dead Body
Inner Sanctum - 471027 - 342 - Till Death Do Us Part
Inner Sanctum - 471229 - 351 - Death Out of Mind
Inner Sanctum - 480112 - 353 - Tempo In Blood
Inner Sanctum - 480126 - 355 - The Doomed
Inner Sanctum - 480216 - 358 - The Black Art
Inner Sanctum - 480308 - 361 - The Magic Tile
Inner Sanctum - 480329 - 364 - Lady Killer
Inner Sanctum - 480628 - 377 - The Corpse Laughs Last
Inner Sanctum - 480705 - 378 - Death Demon
Inner Sanctum - 480726 - 381 - Murder Takes A Honeymoon
Inner Sanctum - 480802 - 382 - The Murder Ship
Inner Sanctum - 480809 - 383 - House Of Doom
Inner Sanctum - 480906 - 387 - Death Rides A Riptide
Inner Sanctum - 480920 - 389 - Hangman's Island
Inner Sanctum - 480927 - 390 - Murder By Prophecy
Inner Sanctum - 481018 - 392 - Death Of A Doll
Inner Sanctum - 481115 - 396 - Death Watch In Boston
Inner Sanctum - 481206 - 399 - Cause Of Death
Inner Sanctum - 481213 - 400 - Murder Faces East
Inner Sanctum - 481220 - 401 - Between Two Worlds
Inner Sanctum - 490103 - 403 - Fearful Voyage
Inner Sanctum - 490110 - 404 - Murder Comes To Life
Inner Sanctum - 490117 - 405 - Mark My Grave
Inner Sanctum - 490124 - 406 - The Deadly Dummy
Inner Sanctum - 490131 - 407 - The Devil's Fortune
Inner Sanctum - 490207 - 408 - Death Demon
Inner Sanctum - 490214 - 409 - Birdsong For A Murderer
Inner Sanctum - 490221 - 410 - Flame of Death
Inner Sanctum - 490321 - 414 - Only The Dead Die Twice
Inner Sanctum - 490328 - 415 - Appointment With Death
Inner Sanctum - 490404 - 416 - Death Wears A Lonely Smile
Inner Sanctum - 490411 - 417 - Murder off the Record
Inner Sanctum - 490418 - 418 - The Death Deal
Inner Sanctum - 490509 - 421 - The Corpse on the Town
Inner Sanctum - 490516 - 422 - The Unburied Dead
Inner Sanctum - 490523 - 423 - Strange Passenger
Inner Sanctum - 490606 - 425 - Death on the Highway
Inner Sanctum - 490620 - 427 - Corpse Without a Conscience
Inner Sanctum - 490704 - 429 - Pattern for Fear
Inner Sanctum - 490718 - 431 - Deadly Fare
Inner Sanctum - 490815 - 435 - Dead Heat
Inner Sanctum - 490822 - 436 - Mind Over Murder
Inner Sanctum - 490829 - 437 - Deaths Little Brother
Inner Sanctum - 490905 - 438 - Murder Rides the Carousel
Inner Sanctum - 490912 - 439 - The Vengeful Corpse
Inner Sanctum - 490919 - 440 - Honeymoon With Death
Inner Sanctum - 491003 - 442 - Catch A Killer
Inner Sanctum - 491010 - 443 - The Devil's Workshop
Inner Sanctum - 491017 - 444 - Image of Death
Inner Sanctum - 491024 - 445 - Night Is My Shroud
Inner Sanctum - 491031 - 446 - A Corpse For Halloween
Inner Sanctum - 491114 - 448 - Wish To Kill
Inner Sanctum - 491219 - 453 - Beyond The Grave
Inner Sanctum - 500109 - 456 - Killer at Large
Inner Sanctum - 500116 - 457 - The Scream
Inner Sanctum - 500123 - 458 - Hitch-Hiking Corpse
Inner Sanctum - 500130 - 459 - Skeleton Bay
Inner Sanctum - 500327 - 467 - Murder Mansion
Inner Sanctum - 500417 - 470 - Beneficiary -- Death
Inner Sanctum - 501106 - 479 - Twice Dead
Inner Sanctum - 501204 - 483 - Beyond the Grave
Inner Sanctum - 510205 - 492 - Snow-White Scarf
Inner Sanctum - 510219 - 494 - The Smile of Death
Inner Sanctum - 510226 - 495 - Man From The Grave
Inner Sanctum - 510528 - 508 - Unforgiving Corpse
Inner Sanctum - 510604 - 509 - A Corpse There Was
Inner Sanctum - 520622 - 512 - Birdsong For A Murder
Inner Sanctum - 520629 - 513 - Terror by Night
Inner Sanctum - 520706 - 514 - Death Pays the Freight
Inner Sanctum - 520713 - 515 - Death for Sale
Inner Sanctum - 520720 - 516 - The Listener
Inner Sanctum - 520727 - 517 - The Murder Prophet
Inner Sanctum - 520803 - 518 - Murder Off The Record
Inner Sanctum - 520810 - 519 - The Magic Tile
Inner Sanctum - 520824 - 521 - No Rest for the Dead
Inner Sanctum - 520831 - 522 - Strange Passenger
Inner Sanctum - 520907 - 523 - The Meek Die Slowly
Inner Sanctum - 520914 - 524 - Till Death Do Us Part
Inner Sanctum - 520921 - 525 - The Corpse Nobody Loved
Inner Sanctum - 520928 - 526 - The Dead Walk At Night
Inner Sanctum - 521005 - 527 - Death Pays the Freight
Inner Sanctum - XXXXXX - XXX - Homicidal Maniac
Inner Sanctum - XXXXXX - XXX - The Corpse In The Taxi
Inner Sanctum - XXXXXX - XXX - The Weight Machine
Inner Sanctum - XXXXXX - XXX - Waxwork
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