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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:
Desperate to earn money, Harry hooks back up with Joe Easy. The best scene is when they make the final... 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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Underrated British Noir, 25 June 2010
Author: waldog2006 from United Kingdom

I've just seen the 88m version of this film on a 'Hollywood Movie Greats' video and feel compelled to add my opinion because I feel the other reviews don't do this film justice. The Overlook Film Encyclopedia of the Gangster Film (edited by Phil Hardy, 1998) calls it an 'impressive...tough, exciting movie that, for its time, is remarkably full of nasty and sleazy characters...' They go on to mention the uniformly good performances including Diana Dors who is 'excellent'. In fact, if you're a fan of noir, Diana Dors, and Victor Mature, this is a triple whammy. Dors is lovingly lit throughout, weather with gleaming blonde hair giving her an almost angelic allure when Mature first realises he's a goner as he looks at her, or whether weeping in the shadows of a car's backseat; by the final scene only the truly cynical will be left unmoved by her performance. Okay, there's nothing particularly new or genre-bending in the script, but the relationships,whether amatory, or detailing the struggle of a fundamentally honest man trying not to succumb to the corruption of the low-lifes surrounding him, are more than adequately depicted. Perhaps the longer version has some slack; many films are improved by trimming. Well-written, well-shot, well-acted, well - what more do you want?

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