6.9/10
185
11 user 3 critic

The Long Haul (1957)

Desperate to earn money, Harry hooks back up with Joe Easy. The best scene is when they make the final run to cash out a load of furs and they get lost on the way through the forest. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A British politician finds that his intense liberal views become more conservative with his rise to power.

Director: Roy Boulting
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rosamund John, Bernard Miles
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A falling-out between thieves over the proceeds of a stickup results in several killings and a priest being marked for murder because of a confession he heard from one of the gang members.

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Sydney Chaplin, Audrey Dalton, Jefferson Clifford
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A married editor who is having an affair pretends that he is visiting an army friend, to keep his wife from suspecting him of infidelity. But while he is with the girlfriend, his friend is ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Shaughnessy
Stars: Patrick Holt, Honor Blackman, Valentine Dyall
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people.

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Jean Kent, Dirk Bogarde, John McCallum
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A passerby witnesses a murder through the windows of a passing train. He then tries to track down the killer.

Director: Herbert Mason
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Sally Gray, Paul Lukas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man will inherit a huge fortune--8 million pounds--but to qualify, he must spend a million pounds in just two months. Easy to do? That's what you think!

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Jack Watling, Carole Lesley, Renee Houston
Nightfall (1956)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Through a series of bizarre coincidences artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Aldo Ray, Anne Bancroft, Brian Keith
Safari (1956)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

During the Mau Mau Uprising in British Kenya in the 1950s, settler-hunter Ken Duffield is a hired guide for a lion hunting party but he also hopes to find the Mau Mau rebel who killed his family.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Victor Mature, Janet Leigh, John Justin
Man Bait (1952)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The married owner of a bookstore is attracted to his sexy blonde clerk. He finally gives in to temptation and makes a pass at her, but that only results in him getting enmeshed in blackmail and murder.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: George Brent, Marguerite Chapman, Raymond Huntley
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An elderly woman is murdered by a thief, with the only witness a blind girl whom the killer returns to silence permanently.

Director: Wolf Rilla
Stars: Patricia Dainton, Conrad Phillips, Madge Ryan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Fred, Tim and Deirdre plan a fun weekend break on the coast. What they didn't make allowances for was the company of Deirdre's mother who insists on coming along as her daughter's chaperone.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Leslie Phillips, Alfred Marks
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
Joe Easy
Gene Anderson ...
Connie Miller
Peter Reynolds ...
Frank
Liam Redmond ...
Casey
...
Doctor
Meier Tzelniker ...
Nat Fine
Michael Wade ...
Butch Miller
Dervis Ward ...
Mutt
Murray Kash ...
Jeff
...
Minor Role
Jameson Clark ...
MacNaughton
Wensley Pithey ...
George Mills
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Trucker
Edit

Storyline

Desperate to earn money, Harry hooks back up with Joe Easy. The best scene is when they make the final run to cash out a load of furs and they get lost on the way through the forest. The three drive the truck over the mountain to connect with the waiting ship in the harbor. The rocky terrain is a tense journey, until they try to cross the steam. Then it gets really good when they get stuck and have to remove a front tire in the middle of the stream. Harry's arm gets caught under the truck fender, they get loose but can't get up the embankment. There's an OK fist fight and then the trucks load slide off and crushes Joe Easy. That gets Harry & Lynn to the waiting ship. Harry then has guilty remorse and returns with Lynn to the wife and hospitalized son. They reconcile and the Police arrest harry for all his crimes.Lynn heads back to her dead end life at "The Congo Club" Written by J. Harry

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

british noir | based on novel | See All (2) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

December 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Fahrt in den Abgrund  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Army Sergeant: Hiya Harry, what kept you?
Harry Miller: Are you kidding? You know what you can do with this weather.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
He asked for a job...and they gave him the business!
30 August 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Harry (Victor Mature) and Connie have a horrible marriage. You don't realize to what extent when the film begins...but there are definite signs they are having trouble when she refuses to move to the States when Harry's hitch in the service is over...and they HAD agreed on this move. Harry gives in and later his resentment comes out...in the form of a sexy receptionist, Lynn (Diana Dors). However, there is much more to the story...in fact, the main thrust of the film is Harry's job with a trucking company in the UK. It's run by a real creep, Joe Easy (Patrick Allen) and the guy isn't above faking hijackings of his trucks (so he can sell the loads), slapping folks about and even murder!! So how does Harry fit into all this?

In many ways, this film has a very noir feel to it. However, unlike most American noir pictures, pretty much everyone in it is a jerk! Connie is a poor excuse for a wife, Harry's moral compass becomes more and more bent through the course of the film and everyone has an aura of sliminess about them. This is NOT a complaint...more an observation. If you are looking for heroes...well, you won't really find any here....just jerks and bigger and nastier jerks! My complaint isn't really this...it's the ending when, inexplicably, there is some selflessness! Still, an exciting British film...and worth seeing.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?