Carl Ekberg as Hitler in 'Man Hunt' (1941)
Carl Ekberg as Hitler in 'Man Hunt' (1941)
Man Hunt (1941) Park Circus

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Man Hunt

Fritz Lang | USA | 1941 | M

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Wed 11 May 2022

Based on Geoffrey Household’s classic ripped-from-the-'headlines' novel, Rogue Male (1939), Lang’s film is the first of an extraordinary run of contemporary thrillers and proto-noirs that would define his Hollywood legacy.

On the eve of World War II, a British game hunter (Walter Pidgeon) travels to Hitler’s Berchtesgaden lair to stake out his prey. This intense and atmospheric (shot by the great Arthur Miller) cat-and-mouse tale was frowned upon by authorities for its overt anti-Nazism in the months prior to the US’s entry into the war. With Joan Bennett, George Sanders, John Carradine and Roddy McDowall.

Format: Black and White, DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Runtime: 105 mins

Event duration

105 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Ministry of Fear (1944) – Wed 18 May at 7pm
Spione (1928) – Wed 18 May at 8.40pm

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About the program

Fritz Lang (1890–1976) was a master of both expressionism and film noir whose career spanned almost 50 years, taking him from the vibrant and highly influential German studio system of the pre-Nazi era to many of the Hollywood majors. Often described as a film director’s director, Lang was a virtuoso of the moving image...

More than night- the fatal vision of Fritz Lang

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