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Ray Milland Ray Milland
Stephen Neale
Marjorie Reynolds Marjorie Reynolds
Carla Hilfe
Carl Esmond Carl Esmond
Willi Hilfe
Hillary Brooke Hillary Brooke
Mrs. Bellane #2
Percy Waram Percy Waram
Inspector Prentice
Dan Duryea Dan Duryea
Cost / Travers the Tailor
Alan Napier Alan Napier
Dr. JM Forrester
Erskine Sanford Erskine Sanford
George Rennit


Written by
Seton I. Miller Seton I. Miller
(screenplay)
Graham Greene Graham Greene
(novel)


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7 years, 4 months ago at Dec 8 0:40
Minor Lang because its whimsical plot, but with nice touches, when good Milland confronts its justified paranoia. The nightmarish plot turning patriotic war effort is predcitable but can´t expect anything else for a 1944 film.

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7 years, 4 months ago at Dec 8 0:40
Minor Lang because its whimsical plot, but with nice touches, when good Milland confronts its justified paranoia. The nightmarish plot turning patriotic war effort is predcitable but can´t expect anything else for a 1944 film.
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Description: Suffused with dread and paranoia, this Fritz Lang adaptation of a novel by Graham Greene is a plunge into the eerie shadows of a world turned upside down by war. En route to London after being released from a mental institution, Stephen Neale (Ray Milland) stops at a seemingly innocent village fair, after which he finds himself caught in the web of a sinister underworld with possible Nazi connections. Lang was among the most illustrious of the European émigré filmmakers working in Hollywood during World War II, and Ministry of Fear is one of his finest American productions, an unpredictable thriller with style to spare. ~ Crit ... (more)
Release date: 5 February 1945
Tags: Film Noir (5), 1944 (2), Seance (2), 1940s (2), Book Seller (1), Drama (1), Microfilm (1), Blitz (1), Fair (1), Ex Convict (1), Cake (1), American (1), Asylum (1), Suspense (1), Nazi (1), Crime (1), Romance (1), Black And White (1), Thriller (1), Mystery (1)
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" Ministry of Fear is a WWII film noir espionage thriller featuring Ray Milland as a freshly released prisoner who gets abused by occultist Nazis and a femme fatale who performs bizarre seances. It would just be another run of the mill WWII patriotic American borefest, if not for the fact that it was directed by Fritz Lang. He had a very special German Expressionist touch in the way that he shot his films; with artful shadowy lighting and framing that gave a haunting aura to all of his movies."


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"Fantastical moments abound in Fritz Lang’s Ministry of Fear, but there’s no superhuman mechanism lurking behind them. Murders are committed for the sake of a cake; a mentalist transforms from a withered hag to a svelte femme fatale; a dusty leather satchel full of books explodes, reducing a hotel room to rubble; and perhaps best of all, Dan Duryea’s Mr. Cost dies twice, with ample time to sneeringly dial a rotary telephone with a pair of gargantuan scissors in between his deathly appointme"


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"27.05.2018 my rating: 7,0"


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"First viewing - April 21st I finished my Saturday marathon with Fritz Lang's Ministry of Fear, a solid thriller that I'd picked up while browsing the library's Criterion section. I was very engaged with it (far more so than the film above), and I liked the characters well enough. The plot even had some surprises for me, or maybe I just was too busy enjoying the way it played out to figure out where it was headed. I doubt that I'd go out of my way to watch it again, but I wouldn't mind revisitin"


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