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Hi-Jack Highway (1955)

Gas-oil (original title)
After a spending the night with his girlfriend, trucker Jean encounters a dead body on the road home. He reports the incident to the police who suspect that Jean was responsible for the death.

Director:

Gilles Grangier

Writers:

Georges Bayle (novel), Michel Audiard (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Jean Chape
Jeanne Moreau ... Alice
Gaby Basset Gaby Basset ... Camille Serin
Simone Berthier Simone Berthier ... Annie, une serveuse
Charles Bouillaud Charles Bouillaud ... Le gendarme dactylographe
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Pierrot Ragondin
Robert Dalban ... Félix
Albert Dinan Albert Dinan ... Émile Serin
Gilbert Edard Gilbert Edard ... Un commissaire
Jacques Ferrière Jacques Ferrière
Camille Guérini Camille Guérini ... Lucien Ragondin
Guy Henry Guy Henry ... Jojo, un routier
Roger Hanin ... René Schwob
Bob Ingarao Bob Ingarao ... Un gangster
Jean Lefebvre ... Le chauffeur de car (as Jean Lefèvre)
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After a spending the night with his girlfriend, trucker Jean encounters a dead body on the road home. He reports the incident to the police who suspect that Jean was responsible for the death.

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truck driver | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 October 1955 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hi-Jack Highway See more »

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Production Co:

Intermondia Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Truck drivers camaraderie
6 July 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Another film which shows how Gilles Grangier's career in the fifties was unfairly neglected.Perhaps the Gabin/Moreau pairing does not always work well ,in spite of the actors' talent.She could be his daughter and the fact she is a schoolteacher does not help.As the character says " I prefer tea with milk;and I do not go much for eggs and sausages" .

All that remains rings true: the atmosphere ,on the roads where rain keeps falling down or in dark rooms where Ginette Leclerc (who used to portray a bitch as no other French actress could)plays the tearful widow' s part ,is sticky and dirty.It is also a good depiction of the world of truck drivers and their loyal camaraderie.The ending predates "Duel" by twenty years.


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