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Ministry of Fear (1944)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  16 October 1944 (USA)
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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 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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Espions sur la Tamise  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Willi Hilfe: We thought you'd been killed.
Stephen Neale: Not quite.
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A couple of observations
4 June 2006 | by (Connecticut USA) – See all my reviews

I think the reason that everyone is so thrilled that the cake is made with real eggs, is that in England under war time food rationing, only powdered eggs were available, which apparently were horrible, and so the cause for so much excitement having something made with the real thing. The fact that so much of it appears to have survived a direct hit from the bombing raid might be testament to it's itegrity. Something else that I find curious is that the fair that Milland attends on his release appears to be held in the dead of night. Apart from that, a mightily stellar film. It's great to see so many faces from the Sherlock Holmes series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. I've given it a ten.


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