Podcast Guest: Sean O'Loughlin

Episode 31: Ministry of Fear

, with special guest:

Ministry of FearIn this week’s episode, we have a grand time talking about all that cake in Fritz Lang’s Ministry of Fear!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s loads of fun and we don’t want to spoil it for you. This film is available on DVD from Amazon and elsewhere, and if you’re lucky, there might still be an illicit copy of the whole film hanging out on YouTube.

Please join us on September 7th for the third and final movie in our Fritz Lang triple feature: Rancho Notorious!

Ministry of Fear (1944)
Ministry of Fear poster Rating: 7.2/10 (6,991 votes)
Director: Fritz Lang
Writer: Seton I. Miller (screenplay), Graham Greene (novel)
Stars: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary Brooke
Runtime: 86 min
Rated: Passed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 05 Feb 1945
Plot: Stephen Neale has just been released from an asylum during World War II in England when he accidentally stumbles onto a deadly Nazi spy plot, and tries to stop it.

Episode 30: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

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The Testament of Dr. MabuseIn this week’s episode, we thoroughly enjoy a movie banned personally by Joseph Goebbels: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because the second part of the episode will probably make no sense whatsoever if you don’t. This film is easily available via a great 2-disc set released by Criterion, and is also currently available streaming on Hulu Plus.

Please join us on August 21st for second movie in our Fritz Lang triple feature: Ministry of Fear!

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse poster Rating: 8.0/10 (11,583 votes)
Director: Fritz Lang
Writer: Norbert Jacques (characters), Fritz Lang (scenario), Fritz Lang, René Sti (French adaptation), Thea von Harbou (scenario), Thea von Harbou
Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Thomy Bourdelle, Gustav Diessl, Rudolf Schündler
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 19 Mar 1943
Plot: A criminal mastermind uses hypnosis to rule the rackets after death.