Ministry Of Fear

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Fritz Lang
Production: Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

[ Laughing, Chattering Stops ]


Anybody could tell you're a bachelor.

As a matter of fact, the gentleman has won it.

He's not more than a fraction of an ounce out.

You'd better not eat too much.

It'll be heavy as lead.

On the contrary.

It's made with real eggs.

There you are.

- Thank you.

- Thank you.

[ Vehicle Approaching ]

[ Brakes Squeal ]

Yoo-hoo! Yoo-hoo!

Will the gentleman with the cake please wait?

Oh, I've made a terrible mistake

about the weight.

I'm so sorry, but it wasn't what you said.

The real weight is three pounds

and two ounces...

and the other gentleman won it.

- What gentleman?

- There, with Mrs. Bellane.

- What did he guess?

- [ Laughing ] Oh, much closer.

Three pounds and eight ounces.

In that case, I still win. My first guess

was three pounds and five ounces.

Give the gentleman this shilling

and tell him you're awfully sorry.

- Good night.

- But--

You don't find many good cakes these days.

I told you it'd be worthwhile.

Here's an empty one

where you can stretch out and sleep.

There's no reading with those dim-out lights.

And keep the curtains drawn.

- All right.

- The blasted Nazis'll be over in a bit.

The red alert just went up.

I hope our lads give 'em a proper pasting.

- Well, good night, sir.

- Good night. Thank you.

- Hope they don't bomb the railway.

- I hope.

[ Tapping ]

Is there space here for one more?

It's empty except for me.

Come in.

- Here.

- [ Whistle Blowing ]

- That's right.

- Thanks.

- You're very kind.

- Not at all.

Good to have company.

[ Brakes Screech ]

[ Engine Chugging ]

Going through to London?

Yes. They say the red's up.

So I was told.

It seems strange to hear people...

tell of the blackout.

I guess I'm better off than most...

at getting about in the dark.

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Seton I. Miller

Seton Ingersoll Miller (May 3, 1902 – March 29, 1974) was an American screenwriter and producer. During his career, he worked with many notable film directors such as Howard Hawks and Michael Curtiz. Miller received two Oscar nominations and won once for Best Screenplay for fantasy romantic comedy film Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) along with Sidney Buchman. more…

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