Hell Drivers

Hell Drivers

Cy Endfield (1957)

103min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This gripping British thriller is given a cutting edge of social reality by former Hollywood director Cy Endfield (billed here as C Raker Endfield). Stanley Baker stars as the ex-con driving lorries at perilous speeds to meet the deadlines of a haulage company, who uncovers a racket run by his unprincipled manager. There's a splendid performance from Patrick McGoohan as a lethal rival driver and a marvellous co-starring role for Herbert Lom. The supporting cast is also top class, a veritable Who's Who of British actors who would go on to find fame on the big and the small screens, none more so than a young, pre-Bond Sean Connery. Director Endfield and his star Baker would go on to collaborate to even greater effect when they made Zulu together six years later.

Summary

A tough ex-convict in search of honest work joins a haulage firm, where his discovery of a payroll racket run by the unscrupulous manager puts him at loggerheads with a sadistic rival. Crime drama, starring Stanley Baker, Patrick McGoohan, Herbert Lom, William Hartnell, David McCallum and Sean Connery.

Cast & Crew

Tom Yately Stanley Baker
Gino Herbert Lom
Lucy Peggy Cummins
Red Patrick McGoohan
Cartley William Hartnell
Ed Wilfrid Lawson
Dusty Sidney James
Jill Jill Ireland
Tinker Alfie Bass
Scottie Gordon Jackson
Jimmy Yately David McCallum (1)
Johnny Sean Connery
Ma West, landlady Marjorie Rhodes
Pop Wensley Pithey
Tub George Murcell
Director Cy Endfield
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: J.A.R.F.D. LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama