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Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

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A man refuses to believe that pilot error caused a fatal crash, and persists in looking for another reason.

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Sam McBane
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Sally Fraser
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Capt. Jack Savage
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Martha Webster
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Herself
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Ralph Bundy
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Mickey Doolan
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Dan Crawford
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Stillman (as Robert Wilke)
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Dillon
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Ted Wilson
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Mrs. Llewlyn
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Airliner crashes near Los Angeles due to unusual string of coincidences. Stewardess, who is sole survivor, joins airline executives in discovering the causes of the crash. Written by Arthur H. Olsen <102526.2017@compuserve.com>

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You have a date with fate! See more »


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16 October 1964 (West Germany)  »

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Bezwinger des Todes  »

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Although Ernest K. Gann, who wrote book on which film was based, later claimed he was reportedly so unhappy with film that he demanded his name be removed, his name does indeed appear in credits as author of source material. See more »

Goofs

When the airliner loses both engines at the start of the movie (both apparently lost to fire), the aircraft still has lighting (both internally and even exterior landing lights). Without an auxiliary power unit, which no aircraft of this era had- the airplane would have gone instantly dark, with only limited instrument lighting in the cockpit furnished with battery power. See more »

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Version of Island in the Sky (1953) See more »

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Blue Moon
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Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Sung at various times by Rod Taylor
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Can you guess I liked this film?
28 August 2001 | by (Fife, Scotland) – See all my reviews

A complicated little film showing that the obvious isn't always the truth. A passenger aircraft crashes while being flown by the stereotypical risk-taking, flamboyant pilot, leaving only one survivor. With him dying in the crash, it doesn't take the vultures long before they are clamouring for an excuse to point the finger of blame his way. His long time friend and airline boss sets out to prove that it wasn't so, and through a fascinating series of flashbacks and vignettes, the not-so-obvious plot unwinds into a wonderful vindication of his dead friend. Absolutely astounding actors and a solid script make this a must see. It takes time and effort to watch the subtleties unwind but it makes it worth the effort.


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