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Hi-Jack Highway (1955)

Gas-oil (original title)
After a spending the night with his girlfriend, trucker Jean encounters a dead body on the road home. He reports the incident to the police who suspect that Jean was responsible for the death.

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Jean Chape
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Alice
Gaby Basset ...
Camille Serin
Simone Berthier ...
Annie, une serveuse
Charles Bouillaud ...
Le gendarme dactylographe
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Pierrot Ragondin
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Félix
Albert Dinan ...
Émile Serin
Gilbert Edard ...
Un commissaire
Jacques Ferrière
Camille Guérini ...
Lucien Ragondin
Guy Henry ...
Jojo, un routier
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René Schwob
Bob Ingarao ...
Un gangster
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Le chauffeur de car (as Jean Lefèvre)
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After a spending the night with his girlfriend, trucker Jean encounters a dead body on the road home. He reports the incident to the police who suspect that Jean was responsible for the death.

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Truck drivers camaraderie
6 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Another film which shows how Gilles Grangier's career in the fifties was unfairly neglected.Perhaps the Gabin/Moreau pairing does not always work well ,in spite of the actors' talent.She could be his daughter and the fact she is a schoolteacher does not help.As the character says " I prefer tea with milk;and I do not go much for eggs and sausages" .

All that remains rings true: the atmosphere ,on the roads where rain keeps falling down or in dark rooms where Ginette Leclerc (who used to portray a bitch as no other French actress could)plays the tearful widow' s part ,is sticky and dirty.It is also a good depiction of the world of truck drivers and their loyal camaraderie.The ending predates "Duel" by twenty years.


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