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Pillow of Death (1945)





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This lesser "Inner Sanctum" entry stars Lon Chaney Jr. as unhappily married lawyer Wayne Fletcher. In love with his secretary Donna Kincaid (Brenda Joyce), Fletcher is the principal suspect when his wife is found smothered to death in her own bed. Lack of evidence allows Fletcher to walk scot-free, whereupon a series of "pillow murders" commences, all of the victims somehow linked with either Fletcher or Donna. The pseudo-psychological finale wants to have its cake and eat it too, permitting Fletcher to be both innocent and guilty. Among the murder victims is Clara Blandick, who under happier circumstances played Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Tradeshown at 65 minutes, release prints of Pillow of Death run a few minutes short of an hour.

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Lon Chaney Jr
as Wayne Fletcher
Creighton Chaney
as Wayne Fletcher
Brenda Joyce
as Donna Kincaid
Clara Blandick
as Belle Kincaid
J. Edward Bromberg
as Julian Julian
Rosalind Ivan
as Amelia Kincaid
George Cleveland
as Sam Kincaid
Bernard B. Thomas
as Bruce Malone
Wilton Graff
as Detective McCracken
Fern Emmett
as Mrs. Williams
Victoria Horne
as Vivian Fletcher
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