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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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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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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

Replays of the ground-to-air transmissions heard when the investigators listen to the tapes, and later during the flight to simulate the crash conditions, do not accurately replay what was originally heard, with sudden pauses or missing portions of transmissions in each scene. See more »

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Fate Is the Hunter
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Don Wolf
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Good, Intelligent 1960s Film
26 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a fine film about an airliner crash and its later repercussions. Glenn Ford brings his usual earnestness to his role as an airline executive determined to discover the cause of the crash, which killed its pilot and his good friend (Rod Taylor). Reports that Taylor had been drinking only make Ford more determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. Top cast works well with an intelligent script, which unfortunately gets a little slow and talky near the middle of the movie. The flashback scenes with Ford, Taylor, Jane Russell and Wally Cox are extremely well done, and Dorothy Malone gives a fine, uncredited performance. Perfect TV fare, good for folks who like movies from the mid-1960s era.

PS--Isn't that Joe Patridge as the First Officer at the beginning of the movie?


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