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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam McBane
... Sally Fraser
... Capt. Jack Savage
... Martha Webster
... Jane Russell
... Ralph Bundy
... Ben Sawyer
... Mickey Doolan
... Dan Crawford
... Peg Burke
... Mark Hutchins
... Stillman (as Robert Wilke)
... Dillon
... Ted Wilson
... 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

Dorothy Malone did a cameo with Rod Taylor, during the pre-movie reviews, viewers wanted more of Dorothy, so they brought her back for another scene, but the credits had already been finished. See more »

Goofs

Replays of the ground-to-air transmissions heard when the investigators listen to the tapes, and later during the flight to simulate the crash conditions, do not accurately replay what was originally heard, with sudden pauses or missing portions of transmissions in each scene. 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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Classic "if only" movie
18 July 1999 | by See 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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