Hell Drivers (1957)
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.
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.
Below is the set of the Pull Inn Cafe.
|Pull Inn Cafe interior.|
|Pull Inn Cafe kitchen|
|Patrick McGoohan in the background.|
|In the garage.|
|Camera crew on the dolly at far right.|
|The Vistavision camera is just noticeable in the background, looks like a Mitchell 'Elephant Ears'.|
|Sparks adjusting the lights.|
|The dancehall (St. Marys Village Hall).|
|Rehearsals before the main action with extras for the dancehall scene.|
|Lucy's (Peggy Cummins) Ford GPW jeep in foreground, Austin K8 three way van in the background|
|Filling up - on left Peggy Cummins.|
|Hawletts Yard location on Pinewood Studio back lot.|
|Tom Yately's bedroom (Stanley Baker) in Ma West's lodging house.|
|Shop Interior of Mrs. Yately (Beatrice Varley) Tom's unforgiving mother- I never heard of 'Puritan Soap'.|
|More grief from Red's boy's as they trash Tom's room (scene deleted) - Tracey Emin's inspiration|
|I have to go watch the movie now.|