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Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

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

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Sally Fraser
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Jane Russell
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Ralph Bundy
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Ben Sawyer
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Dan Crawford
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Peg Burke
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Mark Hutchins
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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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Thriller | War

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Release Date:

16 October 1964 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Bezwinger des Todes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,525,000 (estimated)
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| (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jane Russell considered herself semi retired at this time and agreed to do a cameo for her friend Aaron Rosenberg. See more »

Goofs

The aircraft used for this movie - cobbled together from a Douglas propeller airliner - would be impossibly tail heavy with tail-mounted engines. The wings are too far forward. If it managed to achieve flight, it would instantly stall and crash. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Jack Savage: When your number's up, why fight it, right? And if its not, why worry about it?
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Connections

Referenced in JAG: Pilot Error (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Fate Is the Hunter
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Don Wolf
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User Reviews

Excellent Movie
27 November 2003 | by (Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

A terrific movie, Glenn Ford, Rod Tayler, and Suzanne Pleshette give wonderful performances. Not only a suspenseful movie, but it also one which makes a person think. Maybe some things are just meant to be. I just wish it was available on Video or DVD.


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