Stanley Baker Retrospective: Hell Drivers (PG)
UK/1957/106mins/PG. Dir: C. Raker Endfield. With: Stanley Baker, Peggy Cummings, Patrick McGoohan, Herbert Lom, William Hartnell, Sidney James, Sean Connery.
Stanley Baker Retrospective
Celebrating 50 years since the release of Zulu
Born in the mining community of Ferndale, Stanley Baker, alongside lifelong friend Richard Burton, went on to Hollywood stardom as a character actor rather than romantic lead. Proving an enduring and powerful presence as an actor and later as a producer, he made some of the great films of the era. Over the summer we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Zulu and pay homage to this Welsh great.
Fresh out of prison, Tom signs up as a notorious ‘Hell Driver’, a truck driver with a huge workload. But he soon realises that the driving is the least brutal part of the job. The other truck drivers and their hate, drinking and fights are far more dangerous. An efficient and energetic thriller with an outstanding cast, including an early performance by a young Sean Connery.