Cinema: The War Lover

War Hunt is about a war lover, a man for whom war is not hell but home. It is set in the bleak, blasted terrain of Korea a few months prior to the cease-fire at Panmunjom. Private Endore (John Saxon) is a broody loner. Each night he smudges up his face and like a blackface minstrel of death steals out behind the Chinese lines on a one-man patrol. With snakelike grace, he slithers up to an isolated and unwary outpost guard and slits his throat or plunges a knife into his heart. Then follows an infinitely more chilling ritual: the bent-over...

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