Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Hell Drivers

Marvellous film from 1957 starring Stanley Baker, William Hartnell and Herbert Lom. On tonight as part of BBC's British Film Season. Here's the synopsis of this black and white thriller.

What other British classic films do you enjoy?


The Ladykillers

Albert R.N.


Beaman said...

I've always had an obsession with 'Zulu', which also stars Stanley Baker. I think he co-directed it too with Cy Endfield.
The John Barry music plus the great characters and screen shots make it wonderful for a Sunday afternoon.
Ah, the bit where they sing 'Men of Harlech' as the Zulus first chant and beat the shields then finally charge. Raises hairs on the back of the neck each time. Yes, my favourite.

Shades said...

I remember seeing Hell Drivers on the Telly in the 70s.

I'm rather fond of "The smallest Show on earth".

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Kind Hearts and Coronets.
The Wicked Lady.

That's all I can think of for now.

CityUnslicker said...

the long good friday

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Beaman. Zulu. Great film

Jeremy Jacobs said...


I remember it being on around that time as well. A couple of things from last night.

1. Lovely to see the a trolley bus

2. I'm certain they cut out William Hartnell's look if anguish in the final scene.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Kind Hearts and Coronets. 1949.


The best bit was the puff of smoke from the shed.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Long Good Friday. 1980.

Far too modern but a classic nontheless

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, and "The Blue Lamp" in which they went and killed off a certain Constable Dixon, though!

I was also going to say "Mrs Miniver" but just looked it up and to my disappointment it was made in the USA!

The Huntsman said...

A first class film from the war (1944) called "The Way Ahead" with David Niven, Stanley Holloway,William Hartnell and a young Ustinov. Excellent understated piece of wartime propaganda: see

Goodbye Mr. Chips: got an Oscar