The Hunters

The Hunters (1958)

Mightiest thrill-shocked adventure spectacle of the super-sonic age !

  • Genre: War, Action, Drama
  • Release Date: 1958-09-01
  • User Rating: 5.6/10 from 21 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Dick Powell
star 5.6/10
From 21 Ratings


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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  • Robert Mitchum

    as Major Cleve Saville
  • Robert Wagner

    as Lt. Ed Pell
  • Richard Egan

    as Colonel Dutch Imil, CO 54th Fighter Group
  • May Britt

    as Kristina 'Kris' Abbott
  • Lee Philips

    as 1st Lt. Carl Abbott
  • John Gabriel

    as 1st Lt. Corona
  • Stacy Harris

    as Col. Monk Moncavage
  • Victor Sen Yung

    as Korean farmer
  • Candace Lee

    as Korean Child
  • Aki Aleong

    as MIG Pilot
  • John Doucette

    as Chief Master Sergeant
  • Esther Ying Lee

    as Waitress
  • Mabel Lim

    as Korean Woman
  • Alena Murray

    as Mrs. Mason
  • Nina Shipman

    as WAF Lieutenant
  • Robert Reed

    as Jackson
  • Walter Soo Hoo

    as Chinese Soldier (uncredited)
Writing Wendell Mayes Screenplay
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Sound Paul Sawtell Music
Art Walter M. Scott Set Decoration
Sound E. Clayton Ward Sound
Art Bertram C. Granger Set Decoration
Directing Dick Powell Director
Production Dick Powell Producer
Costume & Make-Up Charles LeMaire Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Helen Turpin Hairstylist
Sound Harry M. Leonard Sound
Directing Ad Schaumer Assistant Director
Editing Stuart Gilmore Editor
Camera Charles G. Clarke Director of Photography
Writing James Salter Novel
Art Maurice Ransford Art Direction
Directing James Curtis Havens Second Unit Director
Camera Tom Tutwiler Aerial Camera