The Hunted (1952)





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If the plot of the 1993 Kevin Costner film A Perfect World seemed vaguely familiar, perhaps it's because it bears a more than passing resemblance to the British-made 1952 thriller The Hunted (U.S. title: Stranger in Between). Dirk Bogarde stars in this emotional melodrama as an escaped murderer, sloshing through the North Country mud. Bogarde is reluctantly saddled with a fugitive orphan boy (Jon Whitely), who insists upon tagging along. The murderer ends up sacrificing his freedom to rescue the injured boy from certain death. While The Hunted was greeted with moderate enthusiasm in Britain, its virtues were trumped by the French film critics of the era. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Dirk Bogarde
as Chris Lloyd
Jon Whiteley
as Robbie
Elizabeth Sellars
as Magda Lloyd
Kay Walsh
as Mrs. Sykes
Frederick Piper
as Mr. Sykes
Julian Somers
as Jack Lloyd
Jane Aird
as Mrs. Campbell
Jack Stewart
as Mr. Campbell
Geoffrey Keen
as Detective Inspector Drakin
Douglas Blackwell
as Detective Sergeant Grayson
Leonard White
as Police Station Sergeant
Gerald Case
as Dep. Assistant Commissioner
Ewen Solon
as Radio Operator
Molly Urquhart
as Barmaid
Sam Kydd
as Potman
Joe Linnane
as Pawnbroker
Grace Arnold
as Woman in Courtyard
Alec Finter
as McDougall
Allan G. Scott
as Village Policeman
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