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The Long Haul (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | December 1957 (USA)
After leaving his U.S. Army job in Germany, a trucker takes a long-haul driver job in Britain where he runs into an organized-crime syndicate that controls the trucking industry.

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Joe Easy
Gene Anderson ...
Connie Miller
Peter Reynolds ...
Frank
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Casey
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Doctor
Meier Tzelniker ...
Nat Fine
Michael Wade ...
Butch Miller
Dervis Ward ...
Mutt
Murray Kash ...
Jeff
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MacNaughton
Wensley Pithey ...
George Mills
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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 J. Harry

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


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Die Fahrt in den Abgrund  »

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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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If you want to see a great noir about truckers...
27 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

...see Jules Dassin's "Thieves Highway". "The Long Haul" has a couple good moments and some decent acting but for the most part, it is an uninspired rip off of "Thieves Highway." In fact, perhaps the only real value to seeing "The Long Haul" is as a comparison to the much better Dassin film that predates it by 8 years. Mature is pretty good in the film but a decent performance can rarely remedy a poor script and weak film-making. While the black and white photography is very nice to look at and the lighting is acceptable, the camera is not doing any more than relaying the plot. At the end of the day, see "Thieves Highway" - not a perfect movie but one with a soul.


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