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Writers:
Wendell Mayes (screenplay)
James Salter (novel)
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Release Date:
September 1958 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Mightiest thrill-shocked adventure spectacle of the super-sonic age !
Plot:
In 1952, as the Korean War rages on, American officers land in Kyoto. Among them are Major Ceve Saville... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Good air-combat scenes that still hold the attention of the audience, Mitchum and Wagner shine, also. See more (41 total) »

Cast

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Robert Mitchum ... Major Cleve Saville

Robert Wagner ... Lt. Ed Pell
Richard Egan ... Colonel Dutch Imil

May Britt ... Kristina 'Kris' Abbott

Lee Philips ... 1st Lt. Carl Abbott
John Gabriel ... 1st Lt. Corona
Stacy Harris ... Col. Monk Moncavage
Victor Sen Yung ... Korean Farmer
Candace Lee ... Korean Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Aki Aleong ... MIG Pilot (uncredited)
Jimmy Baya ... Greek Sergeant (uncredited)
Slosson Bing Jong ... Chinese Soldier (uncredited)
John Caler ... Officer (uncredited)
Vinnie De Carlo ... Korean Bartender (uncredited)

John Doucette ... Chief Master Sergeant (uncredited)
Alicia M. Goodchild ... Stand in for May Britt (uncredited)
Jay Jostyn ... Major Dark (uncredited)
Whamok Kim ... Korean Woman (uncredited)
Frank Kumagai ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Mabel Lim ... Korean Woman (uncredited)
Leon Lontoc ... Casey Jones, Chinese Ace (uncredited)
Mae Maeshire ... Package Wrapper (uncredited)
Ralph Manza ... Major Gifford (uncredited)

Nobu McCarthy ... Japanese Clerk (uncredited)
Alena Murray ... Mrs. Mason (uncredited)
Robert 'Bob' Olen ... Officer (uncredited)

Robert Reed ... Jackson (uncredited)
George Sasaki ... Chinese Soldier (uncredited)
Nina Shipman ... WAF Lieutenant (uncredited)
Mary Song ... Korean Woman (uncredited)
Walter Soo Hoo ... Chinese Soldier (uncredited)
Rachel Stephens ... Nurse (uncredited)
Frank Tang ... Chinese Officer (uncredited)
Larry Thor ... Captain Owynby (uncredited)
Kam Tong ... Red Chinese Officer (uncredited)
Chiyo Toto ... Sukiaki Girl (uncredited)
James Yagi ... Doorman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dick Powell 
 
Writing credits
Wendell Mayes (screenplay)

James Salter (novel)

Produced by
Dick Powell .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Charles G. Clarke (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Gilmore 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Bertram C. Granger 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Charles Le Maire (executive wardrobe designer) (as Charles LeMaire)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Roy Stork .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Stanley Goldsmith .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Curtis Havens .... second unit director (as James C. Havens)
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director
Maurice Harmell .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ed DeCuir .... labor foreman (uncredited)
Ed Graves .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Ted Harmon .... nurseryman (uncredited)
Bob McLaughlin .... props (uncredited)
Charles Myall .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Donald L. Nobles .... props (uncredited)
Fred Pommit .... props (uncredited)
Donald Robinson .... painter (uncredited)
Herb Sage .... props (uncredited)
Fred R. Simpson .... property master (uncredited)
Harold Wardean .... props (uncredited)
Walter Wiley .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Charles Zimmerman .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
Jesse Long .... cableman (uncredited)
Roy Potts .... boom operator (uncredited)
A.C. Ward .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Ralph Zerby .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ronald Jolley .... effectsman (uncredited)
Art Royne .... effectsman (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Tutwiler .... aerial photographer
J.H. Cooley .... grip (uncredited)
Walter Fitchman .... key grip (uncredited)
Til Gabani .... camera operator (uncredited)
C.J. Geras .... grip (uncredited)
Grover Jones .... best boy (uncredited)
Bert Kershner .... assistant camera (uncredited)
W.L. Lagune .... grip (uncredited)
David McEwen .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Fred Richter .... grip (uncredited)
L.A. Smith .... grip (uncredited)
Charles Wise .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Swede Munden .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Transportation Department
Frank McGarry .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert E. Wayne .... technical advisor (as Major Robert E. Wayne United States Air Force)
Vernon L. Wright .... technical advisor (as Captain Vernon L. Wright United States Air Force)
Jim Boguson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Carl Downey .... operator (uncredited)
Ted Harmon .... landscaper (uncredited)
R.H. Ibling .... operator (uncredited)
Harold McLean .... operator (uncredited)
Don Prince .... publicist (uncredited)
Robert Saffell .... pilot (uncredited)
Tex Wilsford .... craft service (uncredited)
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints) | Mono (optical prints)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:K-12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005) | USA:Approved (certificate #19007) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Average Shot Length (ASL) = 9 secondsSee more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: On the first combat mission, Lt. Abbott says, "Why don't they come down to us for a change?" You can see that his microphone plug is not plugged into the helmet jack on the left side of the helmet... no-one could possibly hear him.See more »
Quotes:
Major Cleve Saville:You any good with that automatic?
Lt. Ed Pell:I'm a killer, man.
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Good air-combat scenes that still hold the attention of the audience, Mitchum and Wagner shine, also., 19 September 2004
Author: Mickey-2 from Front Royal, VA

"The Hunters", released in 1958, showed the so-called forgotten air war from the Korean War. Robert Mitchum portrays an aging air pilot from WWII who manages to find one more war to find some success in. He lands command of an air squadron led by Richard Egan, who was his leader during WWII. Mitchum puts together a wing squadron and starts out on hunting missions. His squadron consists of a nice guy, a loud-mouth guy, and a lush whose wife Mitchum falls for. However, the squadron does come together, and manages to down quite a few enemy planes, including a Korean ace nicknamed K C Jones.

The film focuses on electrifying flight sequences that hold the attention of the viewing audience, and the cast delivers performances that do carry the story. This film has been finally released in DVD by 20th Century Fox, and I have replaced my taped VHS version with the DVD. It's very watchable, and the flying sequences still hold their own. 7/10, but a strong entry in this genre.

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