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Fate Is the Hunter
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Ernest K. Gann (book)
Harold Medford (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 October 1964 (West Germany) See more »
You have a date with fate! See more »
A man refuses to believe that pilot error caused a fatal crash, and persists in looking for another reason. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Very good movie See more (48 total) »


  (Cast overview, first billed only)

Glenn Ford ... Sam McBane

Nancy Kwan ... Sally Fraser

Rod Taylor ... Capt. Jack Savage

Suzanne Pleshette ... Martha Webster

Jane Russell ... Herself

Wally Cox ... Ralph Bundy

Nehemiah Persoff ... Ben Sawyer

Mark Stevens ... Mickey Doolan

Max Showalter ... Dan Crawford

Constance Towers ... Peg Burke
Howard St. John ... Mark Hutchins

Robert J. Wilke ... Stillman (as Robert Wilke)

Bert Freed ... Dillon

Dort Clark ... Ted Wilson

Mary Wickes ... Mrs. Llewlyn
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Additional Details

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106 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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It was coffee spill that caused plane crashes and plane used was DC 4,6 modified airliners.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Capt. Jack Savage:When your number's up, why fight it, right? And if its not, why worry about it?See more »
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Very good movie, 3 November 2001

I enjoyed this movie, not because 53 people died in a plane crash, but because through a determined investigation the cause was found and hopefully that same mistake won't happen again. Strangely Dorothy Malone who was terriffic was unbilled. Also, even though it starts out with the credits "A Cinemascope Movie" it is not shown that way even on my premium channel so I did not get to see the entire picture which is maddening. It will be much more enjoyed if you can see it in the proper aspect ratio of 2.35 to l.

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