Hell Drivers (film)

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Hell Drivers
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Directed by Cy Endfield
Produced by Benjamin Fisz
Earl St. John
Written by Cy Endfield
John Kruse
Starring Stanley Baker
Herbert Lom
Peggy Cummins
Patrick McGoohan
David McCallum
Sean Connery
Music by Hubert Clifford
Cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth
Edited by John D. Guthridge
Aqua Film Productions
Distributed by Rank Organisation
Release dates
  • 23 July 1957 (1957-07-23)
Running time
108 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Hell Drivers (1957) is a British film directed by Cy Endfield and starring Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan and Sean Connery. The film was produced by the Rank Organisation and Aqua Film Productions.


Tom Yately is an ex-convict. Trying to leave his past behind, he gets a job as a driver at Hawlett's Trucking Company, which transports gravel. Competition between the drivers results in their driving aggressively and at high speed to deliver the most loads. Trouble begins when he tries to expose his boss's rackets.

Production notes[edit]

The character of Yately comes from Blaenllechau in the Rhondda, near actor Stanley Baker's birthplace of Ferndale.

Footage of a Hawlett's lorry going over the edge of a quarry was reused in the "The Heiress" episode of the Rank Organisation television series Interpol Calling.

The vehicles used in the film were the Dodge 100 "Kew" parrot nosed truck with tipper body.


DVD release[edit]

The film was released on DVD in 2007 with many extras on the film including documentaries.

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