Hell Drivers (1957)

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Hell Drivers - 1957 | 108 mins | Drama | B&W

The Production Team

Director: Cy Endfield.
Producer: Benjamin Fisz.
Script: John Kruse and Cy Endfield
Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth.
Editing: John D. Guthridge.
Art Direction: Ernest Archer.
Costume Design: Yvonne Caffin.
Makeup Department: Stella Rivers and W.T. Partleton.
Sound Department: GBill Daniels, Jim Groom, Robert T. MacPhee and Harry Fairbairn.
Original Music: Hubert Clifford.

The Cast

Stanley Baker - Tom Yately
Herbert Lom - Gino Rossi
Peggy Cummins - Lucy, Hawlett Trucking Secretary
Patrick McGoohan - C. 'Red' Redman, Foreman
William Hartnell - Cartley, Hawlett Manager
Wilfrid Lawson - Ed, Hawlett Mechanic
Sid James - Dusty, Truck Driver
Jill Ireland - Jill, Pull In Waitress
Alfie Bass - Tinker, Truck Driver
Gordon Jackson - Scottie
David McCallum - Jimmy Yately, Tom's brother
Sean Connery - Johnny Kates
Wensley Pithey - Pop, Truck 4 Driver
George Murcell - Tub, Truck Driver
Marjorie Rhodes - Ma West, Landlady
Vera Day - Blonde at Dance
This film contains a solid group of male British based acting talent. Stanley Baker,Sean Connery, Sid James (superb straight actor), Herbert Lom, Gordon Jackson, Alfie Bass etc, under the firm's No. 1 Hell Driver - Patrick McGoohan. Back at the shop under his mother's thumb we have David McCallum on crutches and in the office, William Hartnell plays the classic 'rip off' boss we've all come to love. Flirtatious Peggy Cummins gets down to seductive business.
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Below is the set of the Pull Inn Cafe.
Hell Drivers Pull Inn Cafe set
Pull Inn Cafe wide shot
Pull Inn Cafe interior.
Hell Drivers Pull Inn Cafe interior
Pull Inn Cafe kitchen
Hell Drivers Pull Inn Cafe kitches
Patrick McGoohan in the background.
Hell Drivers - Patrick McGoohan
Hell Drivers cafe interior
In the garage.
Hell Drivers Hawletts Garege
Hell Drivers Hawletts Garage wider shot
Camera crew on the dolly at far right.
Hell Drivers camera crew in garage set
The Vistavision camera is just noticeable in the background, looks like a Mitchell 'Elephant Ears'.
Hell Drivers Vistavision01
Sparks adjusting the lights.
Hell Drivers - Electrician adjusts the lights
The dancehall (St. Marys Village Hall).
Hell Drivers - in the dancehall
Rehearsals before the main action with extras for the dancehall scene.
Dancehall preperations
Lucy's (Peggy Cummins) Ford GPW jeep in foreground, Austin K8 three way van in the background
Jeep
Filling up - on left Peggy Cummins.
Hell Drivers - filling up with petrol
Hawletts Yard location on Pinewood Studio back lot.
Hell Drivers Hawletts Yard set on backlot
Tom Yately's bedroom (Stanley Baker) in Ma West's lodging house.
Hell Drivers - Stanley Baker
Shop Interior of Mrs. Yately (Beatrice Varley) Tom's unforgiving mother- I never heard of 'Puritan Soap'.
Hell Drivers shop
More grief from Red's boy's as they trash Tom's room (scene deleted) - Tracey Emin's inspiration
Ramsacked bedroom
I have to go watch the movie now.
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Pinewood - Man in the Moon (1960) - Mystery Film Sets - Miranda (1948) - Atmospheric Sets

The Long Memory (1952) - The Woman for Joe (1955) - Floods of Fear (1959) - The Card (1952)

Palaver (1926) - Battle of the River Plate (1956)