Like Jay and the Techniques said back in 1966, 'We gotta keep the ball rollin" and also just like "The Hokey Pokey," that's what this Saturday Night Special is all about!
Tonight's feature is the third of six "Inner Sanctum" mysteries that were made between 1943 to 1945. "Inner Sanctum" was a radio show that aired from January 7, 1941 to October 5, 1952, and this series of movies happened after Universal bought the rights in 1943.
Each of these "Inner Sanctum" films except the last one, "Pillow Of Death" opened with the disembodied head of David Hoffman as "The Spirit Of The Inner Sanctum" giving a brief warning to the viewing audience.
As you can see, it was probably quite painful for Mr. Hoffman, whose last role was that of the messenger in William Castle's "13 Ghosts."
In this one, Lon is Dave Stuart, a good artist with a promising career. In this shot, he's working on his current project, a portrait of a woman named Tanya as played by the awesome actress Acquanetta. I've often wondered if she ever got paid for the use of her name by the makers of Acqua Net hair spray!
When his eyes get tired, Dave puts boric acid on them to make them feel better, but it would have probably been better for him if he didn't store acetic acid on the same shelf!
It's nice to see Lon in a role where he's a suave and debonair gentleman instead of some kind of monster! Dave and his fiance Heather are getting ready to get hitched, and life is good. Heather is played by Jean Parker, whose many roles have included women with names like Mazie, Timka, Toni, Betty, Sally, Molly, Kitty, Necia, Della, Dixie, Madge, Frances, Doris, Shirley, Hatti, Dolly, and Clara, and that's only about half of them!
Dave thinks his pal, a psychiatrist named Alan and his model Tanya, would make a swell couple, but secretly Tanya is in love with Dave instead. Alan was played by Paul Kelly, who in 1915 starred in a series of 18 comedy shorts about a guy named Willie Jarr.
Dave really didn't kill Tanya or Heather's Dad, and his vision really was restored. There's a happy ending, and Heather gets to wear that crazy looking hat, and look good doing it some how.