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Hell Drivers (1957) Poster

(1957)

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Visa d'exploitation en France: # 20140.
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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.
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David McCallum (Jimmy Yately) met his first wife, Jill Ireland (Jill) during filming in the autumn of 1956.
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Tom says that he is from a place not far from Cardiff (Wales) called Blaen Llechau (which is a small village set on a mountain in South Wales). In actual fact Stanley Baker was from Ferndale which is the village that Blaen Llechau looks down on.
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Six of the actors who play supporting roles in the film became well known in the 1960s for their roles in film and television: Sean Connery (Dr. No (1962) and five of its sequels), Patrick McGoohan (Danger Man (1960), Secret Agent (1964) and The Prisoner (1967)), William Hartnell (Doctor Who (1963)), David McCallum (The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)), Sidney James (the "Carry On" films) and Herbert Lom (A Shot in the Dark (1964) and its sequels).
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Patrick McGoohan (C. "Red" Redman) and Stanley Baker (Tom Yately) were both considered for the role of James Bond in Dr. No (1962) before Sean Connery (Johnny Kates) was cast.
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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.
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The trucks are 1955 Dodge 100 "Kew" aka "Parrot Nose" models. They were made in Kew, Greater London, from 1949 to 1957.
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