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The Hunters (1958)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  September 1958 (USA)
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In 1952, as the Korean War rages on, American officers land in Kyoto. Among them are Major Ceve Saville, assigned to a fighter squadron, and Lieutenant Carl Abbott. The latter neglects his ... See full summary »

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In 1952, as the Korean War rages on, American officers land in Kyoto. Among them are Major Ceve Saville, assigned to a fighter squadron, and Lieutenant Carl Abbott. The latter neglects his charming wife Kristina, who is sinking into bitterness. In Korea, Saville meets again Colonel Dutch Imil, a former brother in arms as well as other friends. Back in Japan Saville falls in love with forsaken Kristina, which arouses Abbott's jealousy. The two men turn into implacable rivals. But during a mission against Chinese Migs, Abbott is hurt and Saville decides to rescue him... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Mightiest thrill-shocked adventure spectacle of the super-sonic age !

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The film utilizes an oft-used storyline of the war movie genre which has two soldiers in love with the same girl. See more »

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All of the vehicles used by the North Koreans are actually US military vehicles. See more »

Quotes

Major Cleve Saville: You don't tinker with a man's fear. He does that for himself.
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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #9.22 (1959) See more »

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Excellent, although dated aviation-romance.
15 March 2004 | by (Harrisburg, PA) – See all my reviews

Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner team up with May Britt to provide aviation enthusiasts a 1950's era movie filled with exciting combat, while Mitchum romances May Britt on the ground.

The enemy flies F-84's (not exactly Mig 15's) while the good guys fight with F-86's, but the action shots are good. Aviation art buffs will smile at the Kacee Jones "The Crapshooter" who has 7 & 11 dice painted on his aircraft nose.

If you like aviation movies, this is one to see.

You will recognize some other actors as well.


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