The Inner Circle


A low-budget private-detective movie from Republic.

The Inner Circle is a 1946 American film directed by Philip Ford (film director).
Before he can finish placing his help-wanted ad over the phone, the perfect candidate shows up at the office of Johnny Strange and fills the position of secretary without even giving Johnny a chance to say yes. She immediately takes the call from a new client, a mysterious woman with a Spanish accent. When Johnny meets her, the client is dressed all in black and wearing a heavy veil that conceals her face. She takes him to a house with a corpse lying in it, and asks him to take care of it. Before Johnny can call the police she knocks him unconscious with a bookend. He wakes up to see Det. Lt. Webb, who tells him the dead man is a notorious gossip columnist with a popular radio program. A nightclub manager, a singer, a housekeeper, a hard-of-hearing groundskeeper and two beautiful blondes are among the whos who may have done it.


  • Adele Mara as Geraldine Travis, alias Gerry Smith
  • Warren Douglas as Johnny Strange
  • William Frawley as Det. Lt. Webb
  • Ricardo Cortez as Duke York
  • Virginia Christine as Rhoda Roberts
  • Ken Niles as Ken, Radio Announcer
  • Will Wright (actor) as Henry Boggs
  • Dorothy Adams as Emma Wilson
  • Martha Montgomery as Anne Travis Lowe
  • Edward Gargan as Parking Ticket Cop
  • Fred Graham (actor) as Duke's Henchman
  • Eddie Parker as Duke's Henchman
  • Robert J. Wilke as Police Officer Cummings


Category:1946 films
Category:American films
Category:1940s mystery films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Republic Pictures films


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