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, Saville¹s personal life takes a nosedive when he falls in love with his wingman¹s (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.

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  1. James Salter


  2. Dick Powell


  3. Wendell Mayes


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  1. Robert Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum

    Major Cleve Saville

  2. Robert Wagner

    Robert Wagner

    Lt. Ed Pell

  3. Richard Egan

    Richard Egan

    Colonel Dutch Imil, CO 54th Fighter Group

  4. May Britt

    May Britt

    Kristina 'Kris' Abbott

  5. LP

    Lee Philips

    1st Lt. Carl Abbott

  6. JG

    John Gabriel

    1st Lt. Corona

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • September 1, 1958



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