Ministry of Fear Ministry of Fear

Ministry of Fear

Fritz Lang

 
Ministry of Fear (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1944
  • 87 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #649

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.

Cast

Stephen NealeRay Milland
Carla HilfeMarjorie Reynolds
Willi HilfeCarl Esmond
Mrs. Bellane No. 2Hillary Brooke
Inspector PrenticePercy Waram
Cost/Travers, the TailorDan Duryea
Dr. J. M. ForresterAlan Napier
George RennitErskine Sanford
Mrs. Bellane No. 1Aminta Dyne
Martha PenteelMary Field

Credits

DirectorFritz Lang
Associate producerSeton I. Miller
ScreenplaySeton I. Miller
Based on the novel byGraham Greene
Music scoreVictor Young
Art directorHans Dreier and Hal Pereira
CostumesEdith Head
Edited byArchie Marshek
Makeup artistWally Westmore
Sound recordingW. C. Smith and Don Johnson
Set decorationBertram Granger

Disc Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New interview with Fritz Lang scholar Joe McElhaney
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Glenn Kenny

    New cover by Geoff Grandfield

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Ministry of Fear: Paranoid Style

By Glenn Kenny March 12, 2013

Working in America, German master Fritz Lang contributed to the anti-Nazi effort with this nightmarish, surreal tale of espionage. Read more »

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Ministry of Fear: Paranoid Style

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Working in America, German master Fritz Lang contributed to the anti-Nazi effort with this nightmarish, surreal tale of espionage. Read more »

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