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The Long Haul (1957)

 -  Drama  -  December 1957 (USA)
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After being discharged from the U.S. Army in Germany, Harry reluctantly follows his wife to England where he lands a job as a truck driver. It is not long before his boss, Joe Easy, tries ... See full summary »

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Harry Miller
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Lynn
Patrick Allen ...
Joe Easy
Gene Anderson ...
Connie Miller
Peter Reynolds ...
Frank
Liam Redmond ...
Casey
John Welsh ...
Doctor
Meier Tzelniker ...
Nat Fine
Michael Wade ...
Butch Miller
Dervis Ward ...
Mutt
Murray Kash ...
Jeff
Ewen Solon ...
Minor Role
Jameson Clark ...
MacNaughton
Wensley Pithey ...
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After being discharged from the U.S. Army in Germany, Harry reluctantly follows his wife to England where he lands a job as a truck driver. It is not long before his boss, Joe Easy, tries to involve the ex G.I. in a smuggling operation. Harry first resists but Joe throws Lynn, his own mistress, into his arms and he soon forsakes his scruples. After Lynn has become his lover Harry leaves his wife. When he feels he has made enough money, he considers getting back to the States with Lynn. But just then an accident happens to Butch, his young son... Written by Guy Bellinger

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SILK, FLESH AND DYNAMITE! (original print ad - all caps)

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Columbia Pictures released this film on a double feature with The Hard Man (1957) with the tag line: "The Long Haul will DELIGHT You! The Hard Man Will EXCITE You!" See more »

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[first lines]
Army Sergeant: Hiya Harry, what kept you?
Harry Miller: Are you kidding? You know what you can do with this weather.
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Great film, high quality in all areas
16 June 2012 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

This is a very good film, starting with a great , sensitive script, terrific acting from Victor Mature and Diana Dors , and beautiful wide-screen B&W photography.

Anyone who's ever doubted the two leads acting ability should see this film. Diana Dors is particularly great in a role which was a surprise to me, displaying great sensitivity beyond the script, which is already very good.

I highly recommend this movie, it is much more than just a trucker, road action flick.

The relationships of the principal characters are very well drawn,

and the outcome is not the normal cliché ending one might expect.

The Long Haul is really a great film-noir of the 50s era, as good as any of the classic 40s noir, I believe.

It is available on DVD ... see it , you won't be disappointed.


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