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Ministry of Fear (1944)



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Ray Milland, an extremely likeable and convincing leading man, is released from an asylum following a mandatory sentence for a crime we're not initially sure of -- but instinct tells us it was one circumstances might have excused. No sooner is he out than he unwittingly intercepts a communication between German spies. Then the chase is on, and Milland doesn't know where he can turn. It's great fun if a hair plot-heavy, and Milland has a relaxed demeanor well suited for the part. Unfortunately there isn't as much suspense as there should have been, but the unraveling of the mystery will keep viewers involved.