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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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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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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 »

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Drama | Mystery | Thriller | War

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16 October 1964 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Bezwinger des Todes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,525,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,200,000, 31 December 1964
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When the plane crash at the beginning of the movie is shown, the cockpit of the plane tumbles dramatically towards the viewer. However, when the crash investigation team is looking at the wreckage, the captain's coffee cup remains just where he left it. 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

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

Soundtracks

Fate Is the Hunter
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Don Wolf
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When it's your time, it IS your time.
10 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a great movie. I only saw it once, and that was in 1964, when it first came out. I wish it were available in VHS format, but it is not. If only some cable station would air it, I would love to record it! It is a great story of what life is, not what we want it to be. It illustrates the many zany and unusual things that can happen to change our lives forever. It goes to show you, when it's your time to leave this world, not matter WHAT you do, it is your time.


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