I'm very fond of this Fritz Lang noir, but there's no denying how dry it can feel at times. Either the mundane romance or the lack of zippy dialogue makes it feel really flat in its calmer moments.
But Lang's lighting is king, and that's what sticks in my mind the most with this movie. Enemy attack routes are projected onto a giant map of Britain; darkness conceals the antagonist during the final showdown, and shrouds a killer during a seance. In Ministry of Fear, light and shadows are a weapon.
Funny enough, this is the second movie I've seen recently starring Ray Milland to feature a seance, the first being The Uninvited.
Anyhoo, Producer Setton I Miller's script suffuses…