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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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Stillman (as Robert Wilke)
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Dillon
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Ted Wilson
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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 »

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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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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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Underpraised
26 May 2000 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

The other commentors have made entirely appropriate remarks about some of the virtues of this film, but for me the true power of this film is in the story of McBane learning, in the course of the investigation, about the true character of the doomed pilot.

Better late than never.


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