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Hell Drivers (1957)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  26 August 1957 (Sweden)
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Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss's rackets.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tom Yately
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Gino Rossi
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Lucy
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C. 'Red' Redman
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Cartley
Wilfrid Lawson ...
Ed
Sidney James ...
Dusty
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Jill
Alfie Bass ...
Tinker
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Scottie
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Jimmy Yately
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Wensley Pithey ...
Pop
George Murcell ...
Tub
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Ma West
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Storyline

Joe 'Tom' Yateley is an ex-convict. Trying to leave his past behind, he decides to start working for the Hawlett Trucking company, which transports gravel. It's an aggressive company, where speed is everything. Doing too few runs in a day? You're out. Red is the most experienced trucker; he can do 18 runs in a day. Tom soon makes friends with Lucy, the secretary, and Gino, a driver. But the record of Red intrigues him and he wants to break it. Gino advises against it, but he helps Tom when he wants to go through with it. Soon trouble begins when Red and the other drivers form a united front against Tom. Just when Tom has enough and decides to pack his bags, Lucy tells him Gino had a terrible accident. She also tells about the corruption of Hawlett Trucking. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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Roaring Down the World's Deadliest Roads!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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26 August 1957 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Hard Drivers  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

Although Stanley Baker had played major supporting roles in films to great acclaim for several years, this was the first time he played the lead role in a movie. See more »

Goofs

When Tom and Red are reversing for position at the quarry to fill up with gravel, both their lorries have the same registration numbers. See more »

Quotes

Lucy, Hawlett Trucking Secretary: I heard what they're saying. Is it true?
Tom Yately: Yes, it's true. I wasn't framed, and nobody talked me into anything. And the judge didn't give me a raw deal. Happy?
Lucy, Hawlett Trucking Secretary: You still have an invitation to eat at my place.
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star studded and eminently watchable
20 November 2004 | by (uk) – See all my reviews

Although the film belongs to Baker and mcgoohan there are plenty of other famous faces to spot. yes, sid james only ever played one character in all his films- that of sid james- but its an interesting romp nonetheless. I have it on good authority it was filmed around Stanwell moor, west London, and the trucks are "kew" dodges. something no-one has picked up on is that the sequences showing the trucks traveling at speed are obviously speeded up, these old motors were incapable of exceeding 45 mph, even more so carrying 10 tons o gravel (they were only 7 ton design weight) The plot is believable though, the practice of paying drivers "per trip" was and still is a common practice, especially in the tipper sector (obviously to encourage more runs) I know, I worked for a firm remarkably similar to Hawletts. someone has commented on the "coincidence" that all the drivers sleep at the same lodgings- this too was common in the 50's, before the advent of sleeper cabs, drivers would simply find "digs" for the night. also fewer people had their own car in those days, so wouldn't it make sense to sleep close to the job? Made on a small budget in an era where you would need to watch your Ps and Qs and also tone down any scenes of violence, its a classic in my opinion. In those days you'd actually probably be very grateful to be behind one of these wagons, the speed limit for trucks was only 20mph back then!


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