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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
I've never heard of this film until I saw it on TCM one afternoon. With Victor Mature and the sultry Diana Dors, I thought there'd be some high-voltage electricity going on between the two. Unfortunately, no one ever throws the switch.
Basically an overblown, soap opera without a sympathetic character to be found. Who represents the moral center of this story? They'll all broken people who continue to make bad decisions as the film unfolds. With bloodless lines like "I love you more than anyone in my whole life," the script runs the emotional gamut from A to B.
I've seen most of the other films that feature the life and loves of guys in trucks, including "They Drive By Night" and the sublime "Wages of Fear." But "The Long Haul" is a complete misfire.
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