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The Hi-Jackers (1963)

 -  Crime  -  December 1963 (UK)
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Terry is a self-employed lorry driver. He meets Shirley at a roadside cafe and later offers her a lift. On the way his truck with a valuable shipment of whiskey is hijacked on a quiet ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Booth ...
Terry McKinley
Jacqueline Ellis ...
Shirley
Derek Francis ...
Jack Carter
Patrick Cargill ...
Inspector Grayson
Glynn Edwards ...
Bluey
David Gregory ...
Pete
Harold Goodwin ...
Scouse
Tony Wager ...
Smithy (as Anthony Wager)
Arthur English ...
Bert
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Beint ...
Forbes
Tommy Eytle ...
Sam Reynolds
Romo Gorrara ...
Joe
Ronald Hines ...
Jim Brady
Douglas Livingstone ...
Tim
Marianne Stone ...
Lil
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Terry is a self-employed lorry driver. He meets Shirley at a roadside cafe and later offers her a lift. On the way his truck with a valuable shipment of whiskey is hijacked on a quiet stretch of road. How did the hijackers know he was going on that route? Who tipped off the hijackers? Written by <v.mistry@sheffield.ac.uk>

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run of the mill but efficient
4 January 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Strictly run-of-the-mill British crime yarn which exerts its own modest charm. Booth is actually quite charismatic and gets across the world weary nature of the long distance lorry driver. We get intriguing glimpses of the lay-bys and cafes these men exist in but it is never really dealt with is any depth. The same is true of the underworld; there are indications that operations are run by an intelligent middle class men who employ no hope working class men to carry things out. The gang includes one black member whose race is never mentioned. We get a sequence where the girl visits her ex-husband in jail and asks him for information, which he provides, perhaps showing there is no honour among thieves, although the gang seem pretty loyal to their boss. There are hints of a network of criminals and indications that crime among the haulage industry is rife. The film makes good use of its locations and the film only begins to sag when the narrative shifts to Booth's flat where the obligatory love interest takes place.


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