Directed by Cy Endfield • 1957 • United Kingdom
Starring Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins
Blacklisted from Hollywood, American director Cy Endfield found a fresh start in Britain, where he brought a pronounced anticapitalist punch to this exciting crime drama set in the trucking industry. Stanley Baker stars as the ex-convict Tom Yately, who takes on a high-pressure job as a truck driver doing dangerously fast runs for a company riddled with corruption. When he attempts to expose his boss’s unethical business practices, Yately finds that he has put his life in jeopardy. High-octane driving sequences and a dynamic cast that includes Patrick McGoohan, Herbert Lom, and a young Sean Connery are among the highlights of this hard-nosed thriller.