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The Hunters (1958)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | September 1958 (USA)
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In 1952, during the Korean War, two American pilots become bitter enemies over the same woman but must shelf their personal feud when confronted by deadly Chinese MIG fighter jets in battle.

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Complete credited cast:
... Major Cleve Saville
... Lt. Ed Pell
... Colonel Dutch Imil
... Kristina 'Kris' Abbott
... 1st Lt. Carl Abbott
... 1st Lt. Corona
... Col. Monk Moncavage
... Korean Farmer
Candace Lee ... Korean Child
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In 1952, as the Korean War rages on, American officers land in Kyoto. Among them are Major Ceve Saville, assigned to a fighter squadron, and Lieutenant Carl Abbott. The latter neglects his charming wife Kristina, who is sinking into bitterness. In Korea, Saville meets again Colonel Dutch Imil, a former brother in arms as well as other friends. Back in Japan Saville falls in love with forsaken Kristina, which arouses Abbott's jealousy. The two men turn into implacable rivals. But during a mission against Chinese Migs, Abbott is hurt and Saville decides to rescue him... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Mightiest thrill-shocked adventure spectacle of the super-sonic age !

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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$2,440,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Aircraft playing the role of the North Korean or Mainland Chinese MIG 15's were actually US F-84F Thunderstreaks. See more »

Goofs

On the first combat mission, Lt. Abbott says, "Why don't they come down to us for a change?" You can see that his microphone plug is not plugged into the helmet jack on the left side of the helmet... no-one could possibly hear him. See more »

Quotes

Major Cleve Saville: You don't tinker with a man's fear. He does that for himself.
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Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #9.22 (1959) See more »

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Excellent, although dated aviation-romance.
15 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner team up with May Britt to provide aviation enthusiasts a 1950's era movie filled with exciting combat, while Mitchum romances May Britt on the ground.

The enemy flies F-84's (not exactly Mig 15's) while the good guys fight with F-86's, but the action shots are good. Aviation art buffs will smile at the Kacee Jones "The Crapshooter" who has 7 & 11 dice painted on his aircraft nose.

If you like aviation movies, this is one to see.

You will recognize some other actors as well.


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