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Truck Busters (1943)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 February 1943 (USA)
An independent truck driver organizes his fellow truckers to resist the efforts of a crooked trucking company exec to bring all drivers under his control. When the trucker's brother dies in... See full summary »

Director:

B. Reeves Eason

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (original screenplay), Raymond L. Schrock (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Travis ... Casey Dorgan
Virginia Christine ... Eadie Watkins
Charles Lang ... Jimmy Dorgan
Ruth Ford ... Peggy Dorgan
Richard Fraser ... Limey
Tod Andrews ... Dave Todd (as Michael Ames)
Frank Wilcox ... Police Capt. Gear
Don Costello ... Anthony 'Tony' Bonetti
Rex Williams Rex Williams ... Al Wilson
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An independent truck driver organizes his fellow truckers to resist the efforts of a crooked trucking company exec to bring all drivers under his control. When the trucker's brother dies in an "accident" arranged by the trucking company's henchmen, he takes matters into his own hands. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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truck driver | truck | murder | See All (3) »

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An "Accident" Leads To The Ultimate Revenge. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1943 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Virginia Christine. See more »

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Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat
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Written by Leon René, Otis René and Emerson Scott
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Sometimes You Move Fast Because You Don't Need To Look At The Scenery
17 May 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

There's a boom in the trucking industry because of the War, and CEOs of the "Big Four" meet to collude. They agree to drive the independents out of the business and split the kitty, even though Richard Travis may be a problem. Indeed he may, especially when his brother, Charles Lang, is killed.

This high-speed Warner Brothers trucking movie has the level of gloss that Warner Brothers programmers afforded, but the dialogue direction stinks; at 58 minutes, with lots of plot exposition to get through, Travis takes a lot of time to get through his drawled sides, forcing the rest of the cast to hurry their lines. With the classic motormouths that made up the Warners stock company a decade earlier, this would not have been a problem. Now it is.

It's directed by B. Reeves Eason. 'Breezy' may have been the greatest Second Unit Director of all time, with BEN HUR, THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, and MA AND PA KETTLE AT THE FAIR on his curriculum vitae, but his credits as the man with the megaphone range between "Watchable" and "Never heard of it". He died in 1956 at the age of 69.


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