With its electrifying flight sequences and high-powered cast, The Hunters is a mesmerizing film based on the best-selling novel by veteran fighter pilot James Salter. Set during the height of the Korean War, the story centers on Major Cleve Saville (Robert Mitchum), a master of the newly operational F-86 Sabre fighter jets. But adept as he is at flying, Saville's personal life takes a nosedive when he falls in love with his wingman's (Lee Philips) beautiful wife (May Britt). To make matters worse, Saville must cope with a loud-mouthed rookie (Robert Wagner) in a daring rescue mission that threatens all their lives in this well-crafted war drama.
This classic war film features the talents of Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner. Mitchum is Major Cleve Saville and Wagner is Lt. Ed Pell, two pilots with differing demeanors. Mitchum is more reserved, while Wagner is cockier. Amidst the drama of war, romance rears its head, giving the soldiers more than they can handle. Based on the novel by James Salter, THE HUNTERS was directed by Dick Powell.
Based On A Novel |
Theatrical Release |
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