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Hell Drivers
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Director:
Writers:
John Kruse (screenplay) and
Cy Endfield (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 August 1957 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Roaring Down the World's Deadliest Roads!
Plot:
Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss's rackets. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. See more »
User Reviews:
Truck drivers spit gravel See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stanley Baker ... Tom Yately

Herbert Lom ... Gino Rossi

Peggy Cummins ... Lucy

Patrick McGoohan ... C. 'Red' Redman

William Hartnell ... Cartley
Wilfrid Lawson ... Ed
Sidney James ... Dusty

Jill Ireland ... Jill
Alfie Bass ... Tinker

Gordon Jackson ... Scottie

David McCallum ... Jimmy Yately

Sean Connery ... Johnny Kates
Wensley Pithey ... Pop
George Murcell ... Tub
Marjorie Rhodes ... Ma West
Vera Day ... Blonde at Dance
Beatrice Varley ... Mrs. Yately - Tom's Mother
Robin Bailey ... Hawlett Assistant Manager
John Miller ... Minor Role
Jean St. Clair ... Spinster
Jerry Stovin ... Chick Keithley
John Horsley ... Doctor Attending Gino
Marianne Stone ... Nurse Attending Gino
Ronald Clarke ... Barber Joe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pauline Chamberlain ... Girl at Dance (uncredited)
Anthony John ... Child (uncredited)
Charles Lamb ... Cafe Owner (uncredited)
Hal Osmond ... Station Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
Sandra Robb ... Child (uncredited)
Ben Williams ... Harry, Hawlett Gateman (uncredited)
Ian Wilson ... Gibson, Hawlett Paymaster (uncredited)

Directed by
Cy Endfield  (as C. Raker Endfield)
 
Writing credits
John Kruse (screenplay) and
Cy Endfield (screenplay) (as C. Raker Endfield)

John Kruse (short story)

Cy Endfield (adapted for the screen by) (as C. Raker Endfield)

Produced by
Benjamin Fisz .... producer (as S. Benjamin Fisz)
Earl St. John .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Hubert Clifford 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John D. Guthridge 
 
Art Direction by
Ernest Archer 
 
Makeup Department
W.T. Partleton .... makeup artist
Stella Rivers .... hairdressing
 
Production Management
Bill Kirby .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Hosgood .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Arthur Taksen .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Bill Daniels .... sound recordist
Jim Groom .... sound editor
Robert T. MacPhee .... sound recordist
Harry Fairbairn .... sound assistant (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Mike Fox .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Reg Johnson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Reg Johnson .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne Caffin .... costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Hubert Clifford .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Arthur Alcott .... production controller: Pinewood Studios
Tilly Day .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
108 min | USA:91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2003) | USA:Approved | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Hawletts' Yard, contrary to some reports on the internet, was actually built on the Pinewood Studios back lot, just to the north of 'H' Stage. This is approximately where the massive '007' Stage stands today.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mad Max (1979)See more »

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23 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Truck drivers spit gravel, 16 August 2004
Author: pullgees

A tautly directed and tight lipped B movie done in American 50's crime genre style. This was one British film that had actors playing tough guys properly instead of the usual feeble and artificial methods of acting tough that let down scores of British films of that time. In particular the fist fight scene looked convincing and dramatic for a change. All this was very refreshing for its time. A very watchable Patrick Mcgoohan excelled in the role as the main antagonist playing a believable hard b'stard. I wish he had done subsequent roles as a leading heavy he would have been good at that. A strong cast all round. The dour realism of working class England was captured well. The crazy driving was not too far from the truth either. During the Fifties there was a massive rebuilding programme going on following the war and the blitz and you would see these ballast lorries scurrying around everywhere breaking speed limits where they could. Many looked in a bad state of maintenance. For truck geeks they were Dodge Semi Forwards with mostly Perkins diesel engines.

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