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Man Hunt -- Exciting melodrama set just prior to the war.  English big game hunter decides to stalk Hitler for a quarry and finds himself to be the hunted.


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Release Date:
27 November 1941 (Mexico) See more »
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. | Full synopsis »
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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 ... 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)
Lucien Prival ... Umbrella Henchman

Herbert Evans ... Reeves
Keith Hitchcock ... Bobby
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Harbor Police Chief (as William Vaughn)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Bennett ... Costermonger (uncredited)
Frank Benson ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Walter Bonn ... Harbor Policeman (uncredited)
Sven Hugo Borg ... Ship's First Mate (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Carl Ekberg ... Adolf Hitler (uncredited)
Richard Fraser ... Navigator (uncredited)
Douglas Gerrard ... Policeman (uncredited)

William Haade ... Third Sentry (uncredited)
Bobbie Hale ... Costermonger (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (in montage) (uncredited) (archive footage)
Olaf Hytten ... Piel - Saul's Law Clerk (uncredited)
Hans Joby ... German Tracker (uncredited)

Kurt Kreuger ... German Attaché (uncredited)
Bruce Lester ... Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Adolf E. Licho ... Little Fat Man (uncredited)
Virginia McDowall ... Mary, the Postmistress's Daughter (uncredited)
Adolph Milar ... German Pigeon Man (uncredited)
Carl Ottmar ... Harbor Policeman (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... First Sentry (uncredited)
John Rogers ... Cockney-Henchman (uncredited)
Clifford Severn ... Cockney Boy (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Second Sentry (uncredited)

Directed by
Fritz Lang 
Writing credits
Geoffrey Household (novel "Rogue Male")

Dudley Nichols (screenplay)

Lamar Trotti  contract writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Kenneth Macgowan .... associate producer
Len Hammond .... associate producer (uncredited)
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
David Buttolph (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Arthur C. Miller (director of photography) (as Arthur Miller)
Film Editing by
Allen McNeil 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Wiard Ihnen  (as Wiard B. Ihnen)
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton 
Production Management
William Koenig .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Visual Effects by
Bridgid O'Donnell .... restoration supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Howard Batt .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Australia:PG | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (DVD rating) | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #7219)

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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 »
Factual errors: 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 »
Major Quive-Smith:Today, Europe. Tomorrow, the world.See more »
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25 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Great film, 2 July 2005
Author: lars95028-1 from United States

This film is far superior to most of the tripe that is currently being shown in the theaters. I am amazed that it has not been released on DVD or VHS. I am equally amazed that TCM or one of the similar channels has not shown it in quite a while.

It is a tight thriller that holds its audience even so many years after WWII. The interaction amongst the characters is quite good and the fast pace of the action makes the film a nail biter. In the film the general public is quite oblivious to the danger around them and one person is pitted against a real enemy. While this may appeal to the conspiracy theory audience the reality of the fifth column in pre-war UK lifts the film beyond the recent and current film using those themes.

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