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Man Hunt (1936)

Jane, the school teacher, thinks that life in Coasterville is dull so she tells her pupils about the days of the Daltons Boys and the James Gang. When bank robber Kingman escapes and hides ... See full summary »


William Clemens


Roy Chanslor (screenplay), Earl Felton (story)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Cortez ... Frank Kingman
Marguerite Churchill ... Jane Carpenter
Charles 'Chic' Sale ... Ed Hoggins (as Chas. 'Chic' Sale)
William Gargan ... Hank Dawson
Dick Purcell ... Skip McHenry (as Richard Purcell)
Olin Howland ... Starrett
Addison Richards ... Mel Purdue
George E. Stone ... Silk
Anita Kerry Anita Kerry ... Babe
Nick Copeland Nick Copeland ... Blackie
Russell Simpson ... Jeff Parkington
Eddie Shubert ... Joe
Kenneth Harlan ... Jim Davis
Don Barclay ... Reporter Waffles
Cy Kendall ... Sheriff at Hackett


Jane, the school teacher, thinks that life in Coasterville is dull so she tells her pupils about the days of the Daltons Boys and the James Gang. When bank robber Kingman escapes and hides out in the school house, Jane helps him escape from town. To Hank, her intended, this is the biggest story to hit the Clarion in a long time. Even old Sheriff Hoggins wants to join the G-Men looking for Kingman. Jane soon finds that there is no truth to the stories of the gallant misunderstood outlaws. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Release Date:

15 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caçada Humana See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


A Deteriorating incomplete (Missing Reel 2, Discarded because of deterioration)Nitrate Print of this film Survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives and is not Listed For Preservation and may be lost forever if a print is not held elsewhere. See more »


References The Front Page (1931) See more »


My Wild Irish Rose
(1899) (uncredited)
Written by Chauncey Olcott
Played on harmonica and sung by William Gargan, Eddie Graham, Don Downen and other reporters
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A naive school teacher gets her comeuppance.
21 March 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Jane Carpenter (Marguerite Churchill) plays a very young, foolish and naive school teacher. She likes to regale her students with romantic notions of the bandits of the old west--although the reality is that these folks were scum of the worst sort. Not surprisingly, some of the folks in the community are less than thrilled by this.

Later, there is a manhunt for Kingman (Ricardo Cortez)--a notorious bank robber. When he hides out at the teacher's home, her notions of romance are sorely tried! She helps him at first though she soon discovers he's not quite the dashing character she's talked about in school. Believe it or not, this crook and his gang are actually bad!!! Can this idiot somehow come out of this unscathed? Well considering the good guys want to HELP the bank (which Kingman is about to rob) by starting a bank panic, I would seriously doubt that!

Overall, this is a mildly interesting B movie with a decent anti- gangster theme. Chic Sale, as he often is in films, overacts awfully while doing his old man routine (he was only 51 but played a man considerably older in films).

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