The Ministry of Fear

We are currently reviewing this course and its format in view of safe distancing recommendations  due to COVID.

Creina Mansfield & Alan Sennett

Fritz Lang’s anti-Nazi trilogy in Hollywood included his 1944 adaptation of Grahame Greene’s novel The Ministry of Fear.

In the film, Stephen Neale is released into society after having spent two years in a mental hospital. Before heading to London, he stops at a charity fête where he wins a large cake. It is clear that something valuable was inside the cake since it is forcibly taken from him on the train. Neale is certain that something serious has occurred and begins to investigate. He finds out that a Nazi spy ring is at work but has great difficulty getting anyone to believe him ….

We look at both novel and film, setting them in their historical context and exploring the literary and film production histories with particular focus upon Greene and Lang’s remarkable biographies and political perspectives.

New date: Monday 9 November 2020       Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 n/a 10

Please send your MANCENT booking form with accompanying payment to one of the addresses below. If you prefer to pay through BACS, please contact one of the lecturers for further particulars.

Contact details:
Creina Mansfield
Beech Court, Beech Hall Drive, Macclesfield  SK10 2EF
email:   tel: 01625 511581
Alan Sennett
136 Gawsworth Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire  SK11 8UQ
tel: 0161 438 0309  mobile: 07812 772 682

Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire