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Man Hunt (1941)

British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.

Director:

Fritz Lang

Writers:

Geoffrey Household (novel), Dudley Nichols (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Pidgeon ... Captain Alan Thorndike
Joan Bennett ... Jerry Stokes
George Sanders ... Major Quive-Smith
John Carradine ... Mr. Jones
Roddy McDowall ... Vaner
Ludwig Stössel ... Doctor (as Ludwig Stossell)
Heather Thatcher ... Lady Alice Risborough
Frederick Worlock ... Lord Gerald Risborough
Roger Imhof Roger Imhof ... Captain Jensen
Egon Brecher Egon Brecher ... Pawnbroker
Lester Matthews ... Major
Holmes Herbert ... Saul Farnsworthy
Eily Malyon ... Lyme Regis Postmistress
Arno Frey Arno Frey ... Police Lieutenant
Frederick Vogeding Frederick Vogeding ... Ambassador (as Fredrik Vogeding)
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Storyline

British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

20 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indecisión fatal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally proposed as a subject for director John Ford, but he turned it down. See more »

Goofs

As Thorndike is being chased through ye olde London town, and we know it is London because some pearly kings (with the sort of execrable cockney accents that Dick Van Dyke would later utilise) pass him in a cobbled and foggy street. The pub in the back ground has batwing doors of the sort found in western saloons in the US. No pub in Great Britain has doors like that. They have proper doorways that keep the rain, fog, snow and general misery, out. See more »

Quotes

Major Quive-Smith: Today, Europe. Tomorrow, the world.
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Connections

Referenced in Rogue Male: The Making of 'Man Hunt' (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
(uncredited)
Music by Manning Sherwin
Used as love theme in the score
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Early Lang noir
13 October 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Compact well directed drama of the dawning realization of the Nazi threat in Europe. A noir before that was a popular genre. Walter Pidgeon handles his role well, his suave dignity enabling him to move from the lighter tone at the start of the film to the serious one later on. Joan Bennett is a breezy delight as a practitioner of the world's oldest profession although the Hayes office ludicrously insisted she have a sewing machine in the corner of her room to make it appear she's a seamstress. She did some of her best work in Lang films, he was a tough director but she was herself a straight shooter who had no problem giving as good as she got enabling them to work well together through four films.


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