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Man Hunt (1941)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, War | 20 June 1941 (USA)
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

Complete credited cast:
Walter Pidgeon ... Captain Thorndike
Joan Bennett ... Jerry
George Sanders ... Quive-Smith
John Carradine ... Mr. Jones
Roddy McDowall ... Vaner
Ludwig Stössel ... Doctor (as Ludwig Stossell)
Heather Thatcher ... Lady Risborough
Frederick Worlock ... Lord Risborough
Roger Imhof ... Captain Jensen
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
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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Soundtracks

God Save the King!
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Attributed to Thomas Augustine Arne and Henry Carey]
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User Reviews

 
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

20 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rogue Male See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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