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9 Ratings

The War Lover

Directed by Philip Leacock
United Kingdom, 1962
Drama, Adventure, War


World War II pilot Buzz Rickson and his co-pilot, Bo Bolland are polar opposites: Buzz faces the enemy with ease but doesn’t know how to fit into non-combat life, while Bo longs for war to end so he can settle down with his girlfriend.

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The War Lover
Directed by Philip Leacock
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  • msmichel's rating of the film The War Lover

    Wagner bland and McQueen plays another version of unhinged egotist and only Shirley Anne Field plays any sort of realistic character in this unfortunate adaptation of John Hersey's novel. The script and direction brings everything down to cliche and over simplification. Even the aerial battleground pretty unexciting here. Early performance by Canada's own Al Waxman as a gunner with a weak stomach.