Fritz Lang's version of Geoffrey Household's novel Rogue Male is memorably good and for my money Walter Pidgeon's best role. Beautifully photographed, well acted and directed with pace and economy. Mostly studio bound, it doesn't seem like it is and London's streets have never seemed so sinister and menacing in the fog. The story goes along at a very fair clip, internationally famed big game hunter is caught with Hitler in the sights of his rifle and spends the rest of the film being pursued by Nazis led by sauvely sadistic George Sanders.
There are down sides to the movie; Joan Bennett's cockney accent is pretty awful, as was usually the case in those days, and speaking of cockneys when Pidgeon first arrives back in London he immediately encounters a roving band of pearly kings and queens - not the film's most realistic moment - and Pidgeon himself is gratingly paternalistic and condescending to Bennet, which again was not unnusual for the time. Nevertheless, the film remains engrossing as the great white hunter Pidgeon is stalked by his rival Sanders and his henchmen, including a young and rather handsome John Carradine.
The sound and picture on this print are both excellent, clear and crisp, and I didn't notice any faults in the picture at all. This Region 1 edition also has a good documentary on the making of the film. Despite being almost seventy years old both the film and the print have held up very well. Recommended.