Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1944. Post-production Continuity & Dialogue script for the 1944 film. Noted in holograph pencil as "Shanghai" on the front wrapper.
The third Inner Sanctum installment, directed by Reginald Le Borg, who also directed "Calling Dr. Death" (1943) and "Weird Woman" (1944), the first two films in the series.
Chaney, Jr. plays Dave Stuart, a promising artist married to a rich woman, Heather (Parker). After a freak accident where his model Tanya (Acquanetta) rearranges the items on his desk, Dave picks up what he thinks is eyewash (really it's a bottle of acid), and loses his eyesight. He's told his blindness is permanent unless he undergoes surgery, surgery that seemingly fails. His wife's father, who initially wanted to lend his eye tissue to Dave, is later found bludgeoned to death, with Dave as the only suspect, but Tanya is sure she knows the culprit after further evidence is procured. Again, Dave finds her clubbed to death, and arranges a meeting between he and the supposed killer. Upon their meeting, Dave reveals that he feigned blindness after the surgery, and the killer is nabbed.
White studio self wrappers, dated May 25, 1944. 7 reels noted. Mimeograph duplication. Near Fine.