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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 ... George Mills
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Edward Judd ... Trucker
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 Lovegrove ... Driver in employment queue (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)

Directed by
Ken Hughes 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ken Hughes  screenplay
Mervyn Mills  novel

Produced by
Thomas N. Morahan .... associate producer (as Tom Monohan)
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)
Ted Wallis .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Peter Mullins .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Tony Woollard .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist (as A. Ambler)
Bob Jones .... sound recordist
Peter Thornton .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Tommy Yeardye .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
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 1 people found the following review useful.
He asked for a job...and they gave him the business!, 30 August 2016
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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.

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