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Man Hunt (1941)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  26 May 1945 (Sweden)
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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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Jerry Stokes
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Mr. Jones
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Ludwig Stössel ...
Doctor (as Ludwig Stossell)
Heather Thatcher ...
Lady Alice Risborough
Frederick Worlock ...
Lord Gerald Risborough
Roger Imhof ...
Captain Jensen
Egon Brecher ...
Pawnbroker
Lester Matthews ...
Major
Holmes Herbert ...
Saul Farnsworthy
Eily Malyon ...
Lyme Regis Postmistress
Arno Frey ...
Police Lieutenant
Frederick Vogeding ...
Ambassador (as Fredrik Vogeding)
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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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Rogue Male  »

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When Thorndike (Pidgeon) is captured, the George Sanders character inspects his belongings including his rifle, which bears the maker's name of "Hammond and Hammond, Bond Street". There was no such gunsmith in the UK and it seems likely the name is borrowed from a very famous gunsmith called Holland and Holland of Bruton Street, which is situated nearby. See more »

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London tube trains have a unique 4-rail electrification scheme - a third rail in the usual outside position at 420 volts and an unusual center rail at -210 volts. The movie's tunnel set has only the center rail. See more »

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Announcer: And from now on, somewhere in Germany is a man with a precision rifle and the high degree of intelligence and training that is required to use it. It may be days, months or even years, but this time he clearly knows his purpose and, unflinching, faces his destiny.
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A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
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Music by Manning Sherwin and Jack Strachey
Used as love theme in the score
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One Great Classic Film
17 January 2004 | by (Bay Area, California) – See all my reviews

Man Hunt (1941) is one great classic film. Recently Nominated as 1 of 400 movies to be part of America Film Institutes (AFI) "100 Years 100 Thrills" Americas Most Heart Pounding Movies. I can not say enough about this film starring Walter Pidgeon and Directed by Famed Director Fritz Lange. I first saw this on a independent local television station when I was 10 some 23 years ago and was the begining of a never ending love affair with old movies. I think it was the first time I ever saw anything in black and white and realized this is good stuff. The ending to this Film is one of the Greatest, Most Ingenious, Most Heart-pounding in Film History. The Fact that Man Hunt was never released on Video or put to DVD "up to the present date" is a true Tragedy. People don't know what their missing.


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