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Man Hunt (1936)

Jane, the school teacher, thinks that life in Coasterville is dull so she tells her pupils about the days of the Daltons Boys and the James Gang. When bank robber Kingman escapes and hides ... See full summary »

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Frank Kingman
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Jane Carpenter
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Ed Hoggins (as Chas. 'Chic' Sale)
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Hank Dawson
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Skip McHenry (as Richard Purcell)
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Starrett
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Mel Purdue
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Silk
Anita Kerry ...
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Nick Copeland ...
Blackie
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Jeff Parkington
Eddie Shubert ...
Joe
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Jim Davis
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Reporter Waffles
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Sheriff at Hackett
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Jane, the school teacher, thinks that life in Coasterville is dull so she tells her pupils about the days of the Daltons Boys and the James Gang. When bank robber Kingman escapes and hides out in the school house, Jane helps him escape from town. To Hank, her intended, this is the biggest story to hit the Clarion in a long time. Even old Sheriff Hoggins wants to join the G-Men looking for Kingman. Jane soon finds that there is no truth to the stories of the gallant misunderstood outlaws. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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15 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Caçada Humana  »

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1.37 : 1
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A Deteriorating incomplete (Missing Reel 2, Discarded because of deterioration)Nitrate Print of this film Survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives and is not Listed For Preservation and may be lost forever if a print is not held elsewhere. See more »

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References The Front Page (1931) See more »

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My Wild Irish Rose
(1899) (uncredited)
Written by Chauncey Olcott
Played on harmonica and sung by William Gargan, Eddie Graham, Don Downen and other reporters
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Not the Fritz Lang Movie
22 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

When vicious bank robber Ricardo Cortez is spotted in tiny Coasterville, a man hunt ensues, offering important opportunities for local reporter William Gargan, old-timer Chic Sales and fired schoolmarm Marguerite Churchill

This so-so Warner B plays to its principals' strengths, particularly Ricardo Cortez, who gives a nicely varied performance. However, while the production values are fine, The message that big town folks are phony and small town people know how to get the job done, gets particularly annoying whenever Sales is doing his old coot act. DP Joseph Ruttenberg offers his usual impeccable lighting, operating with a low key instead of his usual glossy look. However the story wears thin soon enough with a story that had been done before and with little to offer in the way of individual insight.


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