Laura Mead (played by celebrated ice-skating queen-turned-actress Belita) insists she didn't do the crime. But she did the time, swearing she would murder the incompetent attorney who represented her at her jewel-theft trial. Not long after her release from prison, the attorneys gunned-down body is found. Laura flees. Tracking her is a detective Laura had also threatened with death: Johnny Saxon (Preston Foster), who years back had arrested her for the jewel theft and who once loved (perhaps even still loves) her. The Hunted is one of three atmospheric forays into the noir netherworld that Belita made for Allied Artists/Monogram during the 1940s shadowy heyday of film noir. Jack Bernhard (Decoy, Blonde Ice) directs, and genre icon Charles McGraw (The Narrow Margin) has an uncredited role.