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The Hunters (1958)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | September 1958 (USA)
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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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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Lt Corona's F86 Sabre develops engine trouble on his landing approach. When the aircraft is shown stalling and crashing, the shot is of an F-100 Super Sabre, a different type of aircraft. The crash shown happened at Edwards AFB. The pilot, Lt. Barty Brooks, was killed. The name Sabre Dance originated from this accident but the context of the phrase relates to this accident alone and should not be generally attributed to additional accidents involving the F100. Dudley Henriques President Emeritus International Fighter Pilots Fellowship See more »

Goofs

When Cleaver sits down outside the mission building and falls asleep, the barrel of his gun is resting against the rock. When the Koreans find him later the gun is higher on the rock with the magazine clip placed down on the rock. See more »

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Major Cleve Saville: You don't tinker with a man's fear. He does that for himself.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 24 August 1958 (1958) See more »

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Great Action Movie !!
30 March 2004 | by (Western Penna) – See all my reviews

Somewhat dated BUT...and not filmed in Korea (probably Southern Calif.)...this is one of the better movies about the Korean War and just plain fun to watch......there is all the ingredients...a "love" triangle.....a hot shot pilot....the old war horse who still can show up the kids....a "coward" who still flys...and a CO who is real jerk (he's only in the movie for a few sequences, fortunately)..a "bad guy" North Korean pilot....good flying sequences to rival Top Gun using the F86 Sabre Jet....pilots getting shot down and E&E'ing behind Korean lines.....NOT for the Artsy-Craftsy Set who tend to snub their collective noses at anything pertaining to war and kicking butt..!!! If you like action/war stories don't miss it....!!!


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