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Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

An airline executive refuses to believe that pilot error by his friend caused a fatal crash, and persists in looking for another reason.

Director:

Ralph Nelson

Writers:

Ernest K. Gann (book), Harold Medford (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... Sam McBane
Nancy Kwan ... Sally Fraser
Rod Taylor ... Captain Jack Savage
Suzanne Pleshette ... Martha Webster
Jane Russell ... Jane Russell
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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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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Taglines:

You have a date with fate! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Thriller | War

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1964 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bezwinger des Todes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,525,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Arcola Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Charlton Heston was offered the lead role on the same day he was both offered " The Satan Bug" and " The Agony and the Ecstasy ". He chose to play Michelangelo in " The Agony and the Ecstasy ". See more »

Goofs

When Capt. McBane (Glenn Ford) is in his flight jacket, his captain bars are replaced with a lieutenant's single bar. 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 Beverly Hills, 90210: The Time Has Come Today (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

No Love, No Nothin'
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Jane Russell
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Classic "if only" movie
18 July 1999 | by Roscoe-4See all my reviews

One of the best "if only" this had happened, or this didn't happen the outcome would be totally different. I have seen this movie only once, and that was in 1964! It's a great old movie, with well know actors. If you ever get a chance to see it....DO !!


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