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The Inner Circle

1946 57m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 12% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
A secretary frames a private investigator (Warren Douglas) for murder to deflect suspicion away from her younger sister. Read More Read Less

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Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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nick s A cute film noir. Some good twists, but relied too much on coincidences. Acting was a bit hit and miss... possibly the fault of the directing. The radio play ending was a bit silly. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/17/23 Full Review Audience Member The low budget isn't a help. very stagy. Most of the cast overacts, but there are a couple of good performances. The story is also good. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member When a mysterious veiled woman frames private detective Johnny Strange (Douglas) for the murder of a much-loathed radio reporter, his equally mysterious secretary (Mara) is ready with just the right lie to clear him. But Lt. Webb of the homicide department (Frawley) isn't buying it, and Johnny has to race against time to find the real killer. "The Inner Circle" is a light-weight, slightly goofy mystery film that's the cinematic equavelent of an apple--it's a quick, inoffensive snack. Average acting, simple script, and an okay mystery plot (that keeps it together to the end, but then falls apart), it's not a bad way to spend an hour, but it's not an experience you'll remember. The most interesting thing about it is William Frawley as a sort-of proto-Columbo whose main investigative technique seems to be to annoy suspects into confessing. It's an okay film, but not worth going out of your way for. The Inner Circle Starring: Warren Douglas, Adele Mara, William Frawley, and Virginia Christine Director: Phil Ford Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A secretary frames a private investigator (Warren Douglas) for murder to deflect suspicion away from her younger sister.
Director
Philip Ford
Producer
William J. O'Sullivan
Screenwriter
Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan
Production Co
Republic Pictures
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 14, 2017
Runtime
57m
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