Man Hunt
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A hunter finds himself in a world of danger when he decides to stalk Adolf Hitler in this taut WWII thriller. Capt. Thorndike (Walter Pidgeon) is an expert big-game hunter from England. While hunting in Bavaria, he happens upon Hitler's Berchtesgaden estate and spots the Fuhrer; he has his rifle in tow, and he toys with the idea of firing at the dictator, even raising the unloaded weapon, putting Hitler in the crosshairs, and pulling the trigger to make the gun click. Unfortunately, this draws the attention of Maj. Quive-Smith (George Sanders), a Gestapo leader assigned to guard the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

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"This farfetched thriller offers some well-crafted noir-like breathtaking chase sequences that are tense and absorbing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Lang's vision of the "unconscious assassins" unleashed for war"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"has moments of ingenuity and, at times, reflects the prowess of its creator but it's also a testament to sheer talent"
‑ Chris Cabin,
"In 'Man Hunt,' tracking shots are literally tracking shots: When Lang's camera glides, it's in pursuit of a quarry, as if it were participating in what the movie's hero refers to as 'a sporting stalk.'"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Fritz Lang's WWII spy drama about a British hunter who stalks Hitler is sharply written by ace scribe Dudley Nichols and well acted by Walter Pidgeon in the lead and George Sanders in the supporting role of the Nazi chief who pursues him."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"a daring film that explicitly prefigures the surge of anti-Nazi cinema that was to come"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"it seems to lose sight of the daring adventure aspect and swerves into a fluffy romance"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Well crafted spy thriller."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Man Hunt is a very tightly constructed, endlessly surprising, and expertly played bit of cat-and-mouse."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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