Cy Endfield, 1957
UK | Format: 35mm | 91 minutes
Introduction by Red Hollywood director Thom Andersen on August 15.
Like Joseph Losey, Cy Endfield thrived in his British exile. And together they established the star of Stanley Baker, who here plays Tom Yately, a tough ex-con truck driver who must risk life and limb for his unscrupulous boss at Hawlett’s Trucking Company. Tensions arise due to the unreasonably high expectations the company holds for its drivers and a rivalry soon emerges between Tom and another trucker, Red (Patrick McGoohan). Tom and Red’s antagonism not only pushes both men to their limits but also winds up unveiling the crooked practices being carried out behind closed doors at Hawlett’s. This film notably features an early performance by Sean Connery.