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Violent Road (1958)

 |  Adventure, Drama  |  10 May 1958 (USA)
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Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.

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Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.

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17,000 mile-an-hour thrills! Here's what goes into the rockets now going up! See more »

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Hell's Highway  »

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Mitch Barton: If we run out of oil, we'll spit in the engine.
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Breezing Along With The Breeze
by Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons (as Seymour B. Simons) and Richard A. Whiting (ASCAP)
Marlong Music Corp./Remick Music Corp.
Sung by Sean Garrison
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Brian Keith at his best
9 July 1999 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I only saw this movie once on TV about 20+ years ago but I have never been able to forget it. This movie is worth watching because of one actor, the great Brian Keith. If you know him only from the TV series "Family Affair" you don't know what a great screen persona he had. I remember the beginning of the film when Keith as a truck driver stops his rig at a roadhouse to have a drink. First of all back in the 50's, truck drivers had to be strong because power steering was unheard of. Keith has the biceps to convince you he is a trucker. As he approaches the bar a woman or waitress crosses behind him and he gives her an admiring look over his shoulder. This "look" is what he was best at. It speaks volumes. The film works well as the misfit group of truckers set off on their mission. Each one has a chip on their shoulder and it is up to Keith to keep them in line and focused on their mission. You couldn't find a better man for this job. He didn't really want this assignment, but now that he's got it, he's going to see that the job is done! I recall the plot dragging a bit near the end with Dick Foran dying, but this movie is a must see for Brian Keith fans, as well as those who know him only as "Uncle Bill".


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