As a publicity stunt for the film, MGM employed Spencer Tracy's lookalike stand-in Roy Thomas to go to seven US cities, where there was a 'George Heisler man hunt'. The first person who spotted him in each city won a $500 war bond. See more
When the escapees are being hunted, the only uniformed personnel we see chasing them are the 'Storm troopers' (Sturmabteilung) or SA. Even before the 'night of the Long Knives', the SA would not have been the only group to search for escapees & by 1936, the hunt would also have been carried out by the regular police and the Schutzstaffel (SS). See more
I came because I had something to tell you.
We haven't seen you for some time. Sit down.
No, thank you. I'll just tell you, and then I'll go. A man came to see me this morning. I had never seen him before, but what he told me may be something in which you are interested. He said he came with a message from a mutual friend. He didn't name the mutual friend, but I think he was speaking of George Heisler. You all know that Heisler escaped from Westhofen and is hiding somewhere in the city. He ...