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Writers:
Ken Hughes (screenplay)
Mervyn Mills (novel)
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Release Date:
December 1957 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
SILK, FLESH AND DYNAMITE! (original print ad - all caps)
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Victor Mature ... Harry Miller

Diana Dors ... 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 ... Minor Role
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Van Boolen ... Driver Bill (uncredited)
Roland Brand ... Army Sergeant (uncredited)
Madge Brindley ... Fat Woman (uncredited)
Alfred Burke ... Drunk in Club (uncredited)
Susan Campbell ... Mabel (uncredited)
Harcourt Curacao ... Colored Driver (uncredited)
John Harvey ... Supt. Macrea (uncredited)
Sam Kydd ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Arthur Mullard ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Barry Raymond ... Depot Manager (uncredited)
Stanley Rose ... Foreman (uncredited)
Norman Rossington ... Young Liverpool Driver (uncredited)
Martin Shaban ... Driver White (uncredited)
Freddie Watts ... Driver Black (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ken Hughes 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ken Hughes  screenplay
Mervyn Mills  novel

Produced by
Tom Monohan .... associate producer
Maxwell Setton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Duncan 
 
Cinematography by
Basil Emmott 
 
Film Editing by
Raymond Poulton 
 
Production Design by
Thomas N. Morahan  (as Tom Morahan)
 
Art Direction by
John Hoesli 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Carter .... makeup artist
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Fred Gunn .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas N. Morahan .... second unit director (as Tom Morahan)
Fred Slark .... first assistant director: second unit
Ronald Spencer .... assistant director (as Ronnie Spencer)
 
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist (as A. Ambler)
Bob Jones .... sound recordist
Peter Thornton .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Tommy Yeardye .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hilton Craig .... lighting cameraman: second unit (as Hylton Craig)
Harold Haysom .... camera operator: second unit
Jack Mills .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
John Jympson .... assembly cutter
 
Music Department
Richard Taylor .... music supervisor
Reynell Wreford .... conductor
 
Other crew
R.L.M. Davidson .... second unit: unit manager
Dick Rayner .... technical assistant: Leyland Motors
Yvonne Richards .... continuity
 

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Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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.
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Even a puppy gets dropped on the floor!, 18 September 2013
Author: rick-gleitsmann

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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