Ministry of Fear

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Ministry of Fear ★★★ 1944

Creepy noir based on the novel by Graham Greene. Stephen Neale (Milland) has just been released from two years in an insane asylum. As he waits for a train, he decides to visit a nearby carnival that turns out to be fronted by a Nazi organization, where Neale's mistaken for an agent. After finally reaching London, he's later accused of murder, escapes the police, and is aided by the sympathetic Carla (Reynolds). No one and nothing is as it seems, however, and soon the unwitting Neale is deeply involved in espionage. Since the viewer sees only what Neale does, it's just as puzzling for the audience as it is for the character. 85m/B VHS . Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Percy Waram, Dan Duryea, Carl Esmond, Hillary Brooke, Alan Napier, Erskine Sanford; D: Fritz Lang; W: Seton I. Miller; C: Henry Sharp; M: Victor Young.