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Spy Hunt (1950)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 June 1950 (USA)
During the Cold War, a microfilm concealed in the collar of a panther, transported by freight rail, is sought after by several spies when the animal escapes its cage after the train's derailment in Switzerland.


George Sherman


Victor Canning (novel), Leonard Lee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Duff ... Steve Quain
Märta Torén ... Catherine Ullven
Philip Friend ... Chris Denson
Robert Douglas ... Stephen Paradou
Philip Dorn ... Paul Kopel
Walter Slezak ... Doctor Stahl
Kurt Kreuger ... Captain Heimer
Aram Katcher Aram Katcher ... Georg
Ivan Triesault ... Assassin
Jay Barney Jay Barney ... Assassin
Otto Waldis ... Gormand
Carl Milletaire Carl Milletaire ... Ticket Clerk
Antonio Filauri Antonio Filauri ... Telegraph Clerk
Carmela Restivo Carmela Restivo ... Old Italian Woman on Train
Carlo Tricoli Carlo Tricoli ... Old Italian Man on Train


Roger Quain, who escorts two zoo-bound black panthers on the train from Milan to Paris, agrees to help a Western agent, Catherine Ullven, by hiding a microfilm in the collar of one of the animals. But, while in the Swiss Alps, the train is derailed, the panthers escape and three enemy agents hunt down the animals, Catherine and Roger. Will they escape them? Written by Guy Bellinger

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The manhunt that rocked the world !


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Release Date:

8 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spy Ring See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of the forgotten GOOD early spy films.
25 August 2003 | by joewright1935See all my reviews

The film is tense and exciting throughout. A panther has a message inserted into a collar around its neck, a message which is of great interest to some questionable characters. The panther escapes its cage and is tracked by Howard Duff, representing the U.S. and by parties who represent the subversives (Ivan Tresault being one of them). The entire film deals with the search and provides some very tense moments. Marta Toren is the beauty who has questionable credentials which have one guessing as to which side she is on. A good film which deserves some recognition.


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