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Thursday Matinee: Fate Is The Hunter (1964) – Glenn Ford, Rod Taylor, Nancy Kwan, Suzanne Pleshette, Jane Russell


Fate Is the Hunter is a 1964 American black-and-white aviation disaster film from 20th Century Fox, produced by Aaron Rosenberg, directed by Ralph Nelson, that stars Glenn FordNancy KwanSuzanne Pleshette and Rod Taylor. Fate Is the Hunter also features Jane Russell (playing herself entertaining for the USO in a flashback sequence), Nehemiah PersoffWally Cox, and Mark StevensDorothy Malone also makes an uncredited appearance. The film features an early film score by composer Jerry Goldsmith.[3]

The film’s storyline concerns the crash of a commercial airliner that killed all aboard except for one of the crew, a stewardess. Civil Aeronautics Board investigators blame pilot error, but the airline’s Director of Flight Operations, himself a pilot, refuses to accept that conclusion and demands that the inquiry probe deeper into all the circumstances that contributed to the disaster. The film explores the lives of passengers and crew as well as the technical operations of aircraft, the process of investigation, and the pressures brought to bear by relentless news media and industry politics. MORE AT LINK

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