Hunt the Man Down

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Hunt the Man Down
Hunt the Man Down film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by George Archainbaud
Produced by Lewis J. Rachmil
Screenplay by DeVallon Scott
Starring Gig Young
Music by Paul Sawtell
Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca
Edited by Samuel E. Beetley
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • February 16, 1951 (1951-02-16) (US)[1]
Running time
69 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hunt the Man Down is a 1951 American film noir directed by George Archainbaud starring Gig Young.[2][3]


Public defender Paul Bennett (Gig Young) dedicates himself to defending a destitute man accused of murder. Some-time piano player Richard Kincaid (James Anderson) was brought to trial for the crime 12 years earlier, but he was sure he would be found guilty and escaped before the jury reached a verdict. Now recaptured, he is due to be put on trial again. Bennett is faced with the task of tracking down the seven witnesses to a fight that Kincaid had with the murder victim before the crime; in the years since the first trial, World War II has come and gone and the lives of the witnesses have undergone major changes, most of them for the worse.



  1. ^ "Hunt the Man Down: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hunt the Man Down at the American Film Institute Catalog
  3. ^ "Hunt the Man Down". FilmAffinity. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 

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