Big screen classics

Man Hunt

A loose adaptation of Geoffrey Household’s classic ‘Rogue Male’, distinguished by Lang’s taut direction and fine expressionist camerawork.

Image from Man Hunt

USA 1941
Dir Fritz Lang
With Walter Pidgeon, George Sanders, Joan Bennett
Digital 4K
Certificate PG

Adapted – somewhat loosely – by Dudley Nichols from Geoffrey Household’s Rogue Mail, Lang’s thriller, set on the eve of WWII, centres on a big-game hunter (Pidgeon) arrested by the Gestapo after he takes a ‘practice shot’ at Hitler. Escaping to England, he himself is hunted by various sinister agents. Arthur Miller provides the crisp expressionist camerawork; one scene in the Underground is a tour de force.