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Ministry of Fear (1944)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | October 1944 (USA)
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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Dr. JM Forrester's book is "The Psychoanalysis of Nazidom". See more »

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The way that cake box was flung around and handled, the cake would have been crumbled and in clumps when he got it out to serve to the blind man on the train. At least, most of the frosting would have been stuck to the inside of the box. See more »

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Stephen Neale: Mr. Travers is quite put out.
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Spoofed in Top Secret! (1984) See more »

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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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