Passed | | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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.
In an Filmwax Radio discussion with Joseph McBride, author of "Searching for John Ford", McBride cited several sources close to the legendary director who recounted discussions they had with Ford regarding his brief envolvement with this film. John Ford was apparently Darryl F. Zanuck's first choice to direct, however when Ford learned that Jewish pro-war bankers were offering to bail Zanuck out of debt if Twentieth Century Fox produced the film, he withrew from negotiations. He was quoted as saying "they wanted "Man Hunt" to look like an anglo project, which is why they went to Zanuck and why he suggested me. They even offered me twice my standard salary at the time. It seemed very devious so I passed - but I wisely kept my mouth shut."
Have you committed a crime, sir?
Captain Alan Thorndike: No.
Vaner: Was it, um, about a woman?
Captain Alan Thorndike: I see you know life.
Vaner: I thought so. They're a dickens of a problem, aren't they, sir?
After arriving at Lord Risborough's home, Jerry Stokes is able to perfectly recall his butler Reeves' surname, but not Alan's forename, despite it being mentioned several times and her evident interest in him.
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