The War Lover 1962

The War Lover

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In World War II, American bomber pilots Capt. Buzz Rickson (Steve McQueen) and 1st Lt. Ed Boland (Robert Wagner) are stationed at a military base in England. Buzz is a hotshot pilot who consistently demonstrates great bravery -- if not outright cockiness -- in air combat. Ed, on the other hand, is more cautious in his approach and looks up to Buzz as the superior pilot. When both pilots fall for the same girl, Daphne Caldwell (Shirley Anne Field), their comradeship begins to fall apart.

Cast & Crew

Steve McQueen
Capt. Buzz Rickson
Robert Wagner
1st Lt. Ed Bolland
Shirley Anne Field
Daphne Caldwell
Gary Cockrell
2nd Lt. Marty Lynch
Michael Crawford
Sgt. Junior Sailen
Bill Edwards
2nd Lt. Max Brindt
Robert Easton
Sgt. Handown
Al Waxman
Sgt. Prien
Tom Busby
Sgt. Farr
Howard Koch
Screenwriter
Richard Addinsell
Original Music
Robert Huke
Cinematographer
Gordon Hales
Film Editor
Andrew Low
Set Decoration
Julie Harris
Costume Designer
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Critic Reviews for The War Lover

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Audience Reviews for The War Lover

  • Mar 22, 2009
    Not bad study of differing pyschologies that make up a flight unit in WWII. McQueen and Wagner are well cast and work well together. Shirley Anne Field is a very classy leading lady and the romance is well presented and doesn't interfer with the main story. The ending is unfortunately abrupt and hurts the overall feeling of the film.
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