Fate Is the Hunter

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Fate Is the Hunter is a 1964 black-and-white aviation disaster film from 20th Century Fox, produced by Aaron Rosenberg, directed by Ralph Nelson, that stars Glenn Ford, Nancy Kwan, and Rod Taylor. Fate is the Hunter also features Jane Russell (playing... read more

Fate Is the Hunter is a 1964 black-and-white aviation disaster film from 20th Century Fox, produced by Aaron Rosenberg, directed by Ralph Nelson, that stars Glenn Ford, Nancy Kwan, and Rod Taylor. Fate is the Hunter also features Jane Russell (playing herself entertaining for the USO in a flashback sequence), Nehemiah Persoff, Wally Cox, and Mark Stevens. Dorothy Malone also makes an uncredited appearance. The film features an early film score by composer Jerry Goldsmith. The film's storyline concerns the crash of a passenger airliner that killed all its passengers, with only one of its crew surviving. Pilot error seems to be the cause, until an airliner executive ramps up the investigation, refusing to believe that conclusion.

Original Release

10/14/1964

US Release

10/14/1964

Cast

Glenn Ford Sam McBane
Nancy Kwan Sally Fraser
Rod Taylor Capt. Jack Savage / Captain Jack Savage
Suzanne Pleshette Martha Webster
Jane Russell Jane Russell / Herself
Wally Cox Ralph Bundy
Nehemiah Persoff Ben Sawyer
Mark Stevens Mickey Doolan
Max Showalter Dan Crawford
Constance Towers Peg Burke
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ralph Nelson

Writers

Ernest K. Gann, Harold Medford

Cast

Glenn Ford Sam McBane
Nancy Kwan Sally Fraser
Rod Taylor Capt. Jack Savage / Captain Jack Savage
Suzanne Pleshette Martha Webster
Jane Russell 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
Bert Freed Dillon
Dort Clark Ted Wilson
Mary Wickes Mrs. Llewlyn
Dorothy Malone Lisa Bond
Stanley Adams Bernie
Robert F. Simon Proctor
Robert Adler FBI Agent
Don Ames Party Guest

Producers

Editors

Robert L. Simpson

1965OscarBest Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
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