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Hell Drivers (UK, 1957) & Sea Fury (UK, 1957)

January 16, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

$10

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present "Sound and Fury: The Films of Cy Endfield."

Hell Drivers (UK, 1957)
Directed by Cy Endfield (as Cyril Endfield)

This stark and shocking exposĂ©, director Cy Endfield’s first film for the prestigious Rank Organization, sees out-of-work ex-convict Stanley Baker take a job with a trucking company, whose drivers are expected to make so many trips in a day they become a collective high-speed menace on the narrow country roadways. This British version of the film restores many minutes cut from the American release.

Production: The Rank Organization Film Productions Ltd. Distribution: J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors. Producer: S. Benjamin Fisz. Director: Cy Endfield (as C. Raker Endfield). Based on a short story by John Kruse. Screenwriter: John Kruse, Cy Endfield (as C. Raker Endfield). Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth. Editor: John D. Guthridge. Composer: Hubert Clifford. With: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan, William Hartnell.

35mm, b/w, 108 min.

Followed by:
Sea Fury (UK, 1957)
Directed by Cy Endfield (as Cyril Endfield)

Sailor Stanley Baker joins the crew of a British tugboat engaged in rescue and salvage activities in the Bay of Biscay. Marginalized by his jealous crewmates, the able seaman leads thrilling rescues at sea, but finds himself at loggerheads with the Captain himself when he falls in love with the older man’s young fiancĂ©e, and she with him.

Production: Aqua Films. Distribution: Rank Film Distributors Limited. Producer: Ben Fisz. Director: Cy Endfield (as C. Raker Endfield). Screenwriter: John Kruse, Cy Endfield (as C. Raker Endfield). Cinematographer: Reginald Wyer. Editor: Arthur Stevens. Composer: Philip Green. With: Stanley Baker, Victor McLaglen, Luciana Paluzzi, Gregoire Aslan, Francis deWolff.

35mm, b/w, 97 min.

In-Person: Brian Neve, author, The Many Lives of Cy Endfield: Film Noir, The Blacklist, and Zulu.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!
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More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website

Details

Date:
January 16, 2016
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:
$10
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Venue

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater

Organizer

UCLA Film & Television Archive
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/