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In 1943 is de Amerikaanse gevechtspiloot Buzz Rickson een waaghals die alleen leeft voor de meest gevaarlijke missies, maar in het sociale leven is hij niet zo succesvol.
Title
The war lover
Director
Philip Leacock
Based on the work of
John Hersey 1914-1993
Actor
Steve McQueen 1930-1980 Robert Wagner Shirley Anne Field
Language
English
Publisher
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, © 2018 | Other editions
1 dvd-video
Recording date
1962
Playing time
101 min.
Note
Taalkeuze: Engels, Frans, Duits en andere talen Ondertiteling : Nederlands, Engels, Frans en andere talen
EAN
8712609634327

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Oorlogsdrama uit 1962 van Philip Leacock. In 1943 is de arrogante Amerikaan kapitein Buzz Rickson (Steve McQueen) de commandant van een Boeing B-17 bommenwerper. Hij is gestationeerd in Engeland en voert missies uit boven vijandelijk gebied. Rickson wordt geprezen om zijn moed, maar ook veracht om zijn roekeloosheid. Relaties met vrouwen aanknopen lukt hem echter niet. Rickson en zijn collega Ed Boland (Robert Wagner) worden verliefd op dezelfde Britse vrouw (Shirley Ann Field). Een combinatie van oorlogsfilm, drama en romantiek, met spectaculaire gevechtsscènes.

About Philip Leacock

Philip David Charles Leacock (8 October 1917 – 14 July 1990) was an English television and film director and producer. His brother was documentary filmmaker Richard Leacock.

Career

Born in London, England, Leacock spent his childhood in the Canary Islands. He began his career directing documentaries and later turned to fiction films.

He was known for his films about children, particularly The Kidnappers (US: The Little Kidnappers, 1953), which gained Honorary Juvenile Acting Oscars for two of its performers, and The Spanish Gardener (1956) starring Dirk Bogarde. He also directed Innocent Sinners (1958) with Flora Robson, The Rabbit Trap (1959) with Ernest Borgnine, and The War Lover (1962) with Steve McQueen, based on John Hersey's novel about a World War II pilot.

He began to work mainly in Hollywood, where he made Take a Giant Step (1959) about a black youth's encounter …Read more on Wikipedia

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