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Ministry of Fear (1944)

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Stephen Neale has just been released from an asylum during World War 2 in England when he stumbles on a deadly Nazi spy plot by accident, and tries to stop it.

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Stephen Neale
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Carla Hilfe
Carl Esmond ...
Willi Hilfe
Hillary Brooke ...
Mrs. Bellane #2
Percy Waram ...
Inspector Prentice
Dan Duryea ...
Cost / Travers the Tailor
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Dr. JM Forrester
Erskine Sanford ...
George Rennit
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Stephen Neale is released into WWII England after two years in an asylum, but it doesn't seem so sane outside either. On his way back to London to rejoin civilization, he stumbles across a murderous spy ring and doesn't quite know who to turn to. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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16 October 1944 (USA)  »

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Forrester works for the Ministry of Home Security, a genuine British governmental department established in 1939 to defend the UK's civilian population against enemy action. See more »

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Stephen Neale: Mr. Travers is quite put out.
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Solid film noir
3 January 2004 | by (Waterbury, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Although the script may have been a little uneven (and I have no idea how it relates to the book by Graham Greene), but for a couple of hours on a Saturday morning this was some good noir fun. Hints of Hitchcock lent a creepiness to the atmosphere. Things were also somewhat unpredictable, which is important for any mystery. Nicely done.


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